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On November 8, 2019 at 6:19 a.m. Darke County Sheriff Deputies along with Union City Ohio Fire, Union City Ohio Rescue, Union City Indiana Fire Department and Union City Indiana Rescue.

Preliminary information revealed that a 2009 Gray Chevrolet Malibu driven by Joel Colchado (28), of Union City, Ohio, was southbound on Ohio Indiana State Line Rd. Mr. Colchado’s vehicle entered the northbound lane striking a northbound 2001 Maroon Chrysler Town and Country driven by Maria Osornio (32), of Union City, Indiana.

Ms. Orsonio was taken by squad to an area hospital for injuries sustained in the accident. The passenger in Ms. Orsonio’s vehicle, Luis Orsonio (19), of Union City, Indiana, refused treatment at the scene.

Mr. Colchado was wearing his seatbelt but succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Darke County Sheriff Accident Reconstruction team was called to the scene as well as Darke County Coroner’s Office at that time.

This accident is the ninth fatal accident taken in 2019.

This case will remain under investigation.


On November 10, 2019 at 11:26 a.m. Darke County Sheriff Deputies along with Union City Rescue, Liberty Township Fire Department and Miami Valley Careflight were dispatched to a wooded area near the intersection of Wildcat Road and Palestine Union City Road on a single vehicle injury crash.

Preliminary information revealed that a 2017 Red Beta motorcycle that was ridden by Steven L. Vollmar (48), of West Unity, Ohio, struck a tree while competing in an Enduro Race.  Other riders came to Mr. Vollmar’s aid, in what is believed to be, a short period of time after the accident.

Mr. Vollmar was transported to Miami Valley Hospital by Careflight.  Deputies learned that Mr. Vollmar succumbed to injuries sustained in the accident shortly upon arriving at Miami Valley Hospital.

Investigation is pending.