John Cecil Killed in Semi-Truck Accident on US 127 in Darke County, OH

January 17, 2019
Victim's Name(s)
John Cecil
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Darke County Sheriff's Office
Vehicles Involved
Passenger Car, Semi-Truck
US 127
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Victim's vehicle collided head-on with a semi-truck after reportedly trying to pass another semi-truck

What Happened

Darke County Sheriff's Office authorities released the name of the driver killed in an accident on US 127 in Darke County, OH on January 17th, 2019. 67-year-old John Cecil was killed when his vehicle collided head-on with a semi-truck after allegedly attempting to pass another semi-truck. The driver of the semi-truck that was hit, 36-year-old Tavis Hertel, was treated for injuries at the scene.

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