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Suspected drunk driver involved in crash killing Monroe Co. Sheriff's animal control officer

Posted at 4:37 PM, Jun 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-06 14:05:23-04

(WXYZ) — A Monroe County Sheriff's Deputy who was taken to the hospital after a serious accident has died.

The Animal Control Division officer has been identified as 24-year-old Darrian Young. She was taken to a Toledo hospital after being in an accident at the intersection of S. Custer Road and Raisinville Road.

The crash happened June 4 around 8 a.m.

The 44-year-old driver of the vehicle that is believed to have caused the accident was also injured in the crash. On Saturday, the Monroe County Sheriff's Office confirmed the 44-year-old woman is suspected of being intoxicated while driving.

The driver of a third vehicle sustained minor injuries in the crash.

According to the Sheriff's Office, Officer Young passed away from her injuries around 12:16 a.m. on June 6.

"Officer Young was an enthusiastic, energetic, animal lover who had a particular passion for horses," said Major Kemp. "Officer Young and her fiancé Zach Farris, recently purchased a horse farm in Exeter Township and had plans to be married in the near future. In addition to being an Animal Control Officer, Darrian was a member of the Monroe County Sheriff Posse."

A GoFundMe accounthas been set up for the family.

The investigation is ongoing.