Passenger in Darke County crash dies

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ARCANUM, Ohio (WDTN) – A victim injured in a car crash in Darke County Tuesday died.

Sheriff’s deputies say Olive Custer, 91, of Arcanum, died Thursday morning at Miami Valley Hospital.

Investigators say she was the passenger in the car driven by Michael Custer, 67. They say Custer failed to yield for a stop sign and drove into the path of an oncoming car at Arcanum Bears Mill Road and State Route 571.

The younger Custer and the driver from the other car, Timothy Cox, 23, were treated for minor injuries.

The crash was the third fatal crash this year in Darke County. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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