92-year-old Miami County man killed in Darke County crash


A 92-year-old Miami County man died following a two-vehicle crash Friday morning in Darke County.

The crash was reported around 10:25 a.m. at the intersection of state Route 49 and Arcanum-Bears Mill Road.

Ralph Garber of Covington was taken by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries, according to the Darke County Sheriff’s Office.

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Garber was driving a 2002 Toyota Camry south on Arcanum-Bears Mill Road when he stopped at the state Route 49 intersection, according to a preliminary investigation by the sheriff’s office.

He reportedly pulled out into the intersection and was hit by a 2020 GMC Sierra pickup truck driven by 43-year-old Ty Figel of Arcanum.

The truck rolled twice before coming to a stop in a ditch, according to the sheriff’s office. Figel was not injured in the crash.

The Arcanum Fire Department, Greenville Twp. Rescue and Tri-Village Rescue also assisted at the scene.

The sheriff’s office is continuing to investigate the crash.

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