Alcohol Suspected in Deadly Accident

Green, OH - Police are investigating a deadly accident in Green.

It happened at 2:44AM Monday morning near the 1800 block of Greensburg Road.

Witnesses say a Dodge Dakota pick-up truck passed a Dodge Spirit at a high rate of speed, lost control, hit a telephone pole before hitting a tree.

The driver of the truck - 19-year-old Jarret Farley - was pronounced dead at the scene while his 17-year-old passenger was seriously injured.

People in the Dodge Spirit knew Farley and his passenger and indicated they had all been at a graduation party.

The driver of the Spirit - Michael Geerpan - was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and resisting arrest.

The Sheriff's office is working to determine if alcohol played a role in the fatal crash.