Darke County records first vehicle fatality


GREENVILLE – On Tuesday, the Darke County Sheriff’s Office was notified by the Montgomery County Coroners office that Ralph G. Hartle, 82, died on January 21 at approximately 6:23 p.m. as a result of his injuries sustained that day in an accident.

Hartle was airlifted after being struck by 1998 Dodge Caravan driven by Betsy Hall, 16, of Bradford and being ejected from a John Deere Gator ATV he was driving while picking up trash alongside the road near the 5700 block of Oliver Road.

This marks Darke County’s first fatal accident of 2016.

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