Friday, October 18, 2019


On October 17, 2019 at approximately 6:55p.m. Darke County Sheriff’s Deputies along with New Madison Fire Department responded to the 300 block of State Route 121 on the report of a vehicle on fire.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2013 Jeep Wrangler, driven by David Cook (40), of New Paris, was traveling south on State Route 121. The driver reported the vehicle appeared to start having a mechanical malfunction and back-fired before he noticed the vehicle began smoking. Mr. Cook pulled the vehicle off the roadway and exited, noticing flames on the Passenger side. The fire was extinguished and no injuries were reported.

This incident remains under investigation.

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