Fatal crash near Versailles


VERSAILLES — A Versailles man was killed in a one-vehicle crash on Saturday, Jan. 13.

According to the Darke County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 6:13 a.m. on Jan. 13, Darke County deputies along with Versailles Rescue and Ansonia Rescue were dispatched to Shaffer Road and Brown Road in reference to a single-vehicle crash with an unresponsive male in the driver’s seat.

The preliminary investigation revealed Gage Holmes, 20, of Versailles, was driving a maroon Dodge Ram 3500 and was traveling north on Shaffer Road. The vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway causing it to overturn an undetermined number of times until coming to rest on the vehicle’s top. Holmes succumbed to his injuries at the scene. Coroner Investigator J. Vanvickle was requested to the scene.

This accident remains under investigation by the Darke County Sheriff’s Office and the Darke County Coroner’s Office.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Gehret Funeral Home, Fort Loramie.

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