Sunday, August 2, 2015

19 Year Old Dies After One Car Accident

New Madison- On August 1, 2015 at 9:54 PM Darke County Deputies along with New Madison Fire, Hollansburg Fire and Tri-Village Rescue were dispatched to the 2000 Block of Mills Rd on a one vehicle injury accident.

Preliminary investigation showed a 2004 Ford truck was west bound on Mills Rd. The truck went off the right side of the road striking a utility pole then a fence. The vehicle then overturned coming to rest on its top. One occupant in the vehicle identified as Samuel J. Barga (19) of Greenville was ejected from the vehicle and succumbed to his injuries at the scene. A second occupant in the vehicle fled the scene on foot. The Darke County Sheriff’s office K9 was called to the scene and an intensive search was performed to try and locate the second occupant but was unsuccessful. The Darke County Sheriff’s Department accident reconstruction team was also called to the scene.

On August 2, 2015 at 7:18 a.m. Darke County Deputies located the second occupant, identified as Tyler Holzapfel (22) of Greenville. Holzapfel was arrested on an outstanding warrant unrelated to this investigation.

This accident remains under investigation by the Darke County Sheriff’s Office and the Darke County Coroner’s Office. The case will be referred to the Darke County Prosecutor’s Office reference charges upon the completion of the investigation. Anyone having information in regards to the accident are asked to call the Darke County Sheriff’s Office at 937-548-2020

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