Sheriff deputies investigate fatal motorcycle crash


GREENVILLE – A fatal motorcycle crash Wednesday remains under investigation by the Darke County Sheriff’s Office.

On June 29 at 7:22 a.m. Darke County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with Greenville Township Fire Department, Greenville Township Rescue, Ohio State Highway Patrol Motor Carrier Enforcement, Darke County Coroners Office and Darke County Sheriff’s Office Accident Reconstruction Team responded to the fatal accident involving a motorcycle and a semi truck and trailer in the 7100 block of State Route 121.

The preliminary investigation revealed David Milligan, 45, Greenville, was travelling north on State Route 121 on a 2006 Harley Davidson motorcycle. Roger Evans, 56, Bellefontaine, was traveling south on State Route 121 in a 2007 Volvo semi truck with a trailer.

The semi turned into the path of the northbound motorcycle as he attempted to turn left onto the ramp for U.S. Route 127. Milligan struck the semi and succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

Milligan’s helmet use is unknown at this time. This was the second fatal accident investigated by Darke County Deputies in 24 hours and marks the third fatal accident for the year.

Staff report

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