Union man crashes into tree, dies in Darke County

Several crews responded to reports of a vehicle into a tree in the 5900 block of state Route 722 around 11:30 a.m. on Friday.

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The driver, Paul Sweda, 47, of Union was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sweda was not wearing a seat belt while travelling westbound on state Route 722. He veered off the road and struck a tree.

This is Darke County's first fatal accident of 2020, the sheriff's office stated in a release.

The crash remains under investigation by the Darke County Coroner’s and Sheriff's offices.

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