Greene County father, son identified as victims in deadly Darke County crash

ARCANUM — A Greene County father and his 11-year-old son died in a crash on State Route 49 in Darke County Wednesday afternoon.

Mark Snider, 43, of Beavercreek, and Syncere Snider, of Fairborn, were identified Thursday morning as the two people who died in the crash.

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A preliminary investigation indicated that Mark Snider was driving a Chevrolet 1500 van northwest on State Route 49 when he traveled over the center line and into the opposite lane of travel, according to a release from the Darke County Sheriff’s Office.

Abakar Addji, 25, of Jersey City, New Jersey, was driving a 2019 Volvo semitrailer, heading southeast on 49. He braked and swerved left in an attempt to avoid the collision. The van, at the same time, over-corrected and hit the semitrailer, according to a release.

Mark Snider was pronounced dead on scene.

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Syncere Snider, who was in the front passenger seat of the van, was flown to Miami Valley Hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Addji was transported to Wayne Healthcare where he was treated for injuries and later released.

State Route 49 was shut down for hours because of the investigation, which included a county accident reconstruction team.

The crash remains under investigation.