16 year old seriously injured in crash


ARCANUM — A 16 year old was airlifted with serious injuries from an accident Sunday morning.

On March 26 at approximately 6:23 p.m., Darke County Deputies along with Arcanum Fire and Rescue and Laura Fire and CareFlight responded to the intersection of Red River West Grove Road and Delisle Fourman Road on a report of the serious crash.

The preliminary investigation revealed a blue 2001 Chevy Malibu driven by 16-year-old Luke Medve, of Arcanum, was traveling southbound on Red River West Grove Road when he failed to stop for a stop sign at the intersection of Delisle Fourman Road. His car was struck by a gray 2017 Honda Accord, driven by Debra Miller 54, of Troy, who had two passengers. Both cars traveled off the southwest corner of the intersection and Medve’s car hit the corner of a house.

Miller and her front seat passenger, Madison Mankin 15, of Arcanum, was transported to Wayne HealthCare by Arcanum Rescue for possible injuries, and the driver’s husband Michael Miller, a rear passenger, was treated and released at the scene. Medve was taken to Miami Valley Hospital by CareFlight for his injuries.

The house did not appear to have sustained any structural damage from the crash. The accident remains under investigation by the Darke County Sheriff’s Office.

Staff report

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