VERSAILLES – The Darke County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a fatal crash that took place Wednesday evening on the outskirts of Versailles. At approximately 7:59 p.m., emergency personnel from the Versailles Fire Department and Versailles Rescue responded along with the deputies from the Darke County Sheriff’s Office to the area of Martz and Jamison Roads to the report of a serious injury crash.
A preliminary investigation revealed a blue 2016 Honda CR-V driven by Amanda Harshbarger, 26, of Versailles was traveling northwest on Jamison Road at Martz Road. Ms. Harshbarger failed to maintain control of her vehicle traveling off the left side of the roadway and striking a tree before coming to rest. Ms. Harshbarger was treated at the scene by Versailles Rescue were she succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Ms. Harshbarger had to be extricated by mechanical means by Versailles Fire. Ms. Harshbarger was wearing her seat belt at the time of the accident.
The Darke County Accident Reconstruction Team, as well as the Darke County Coroner’s Office, were called to the scene to aid in the investigation of the incident.
The incident remains under investigation by the Darke County Sheriff’s Office.