Tag Archive for ORV Accident

Michelle Williams, 32, Dillsboro, Injured in Off-Road Vehicle Crash

Sunday, July 9, 2017, 5:26 PM

Dearborn County – Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) crash that resulted in the operator being flown to the University of Cincinnati Hospital after sustaining a head injury.

At approximately 3:50 p.m. Sunday afternoon, Officers were contacted about an ORV crash on private property in Dillsboro, Dearborn County, where the operator sustained a head injury.

Michelle Williams, 32, Dillsboro, was flown to the University of Cincinnati Hospital for medical treatment of injuries sustained after crashing her ORV.

Michelle was operating her Polaris Razor ORV on private property in Dillsboro when she conducted unsafe movements and operations. The unsafe operations caused the ORV to be flipped onto its side.

A 10-year-old passenger from Lawrenceburg was uninjured in the ORV crash.

Neither Michelle nor the 10-year-old passenger was wearing a helmet or seatbelt at the time of the crash.

Indiana Conservation Officers, Dillsboro EMS, Dillsboro Fire Department, and Dearborn County Sherri’s Department were on the scene of the crash.

A toxicology report will be conducted to determine if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash.

A reminder that anyone under the age of 18 operating an ORV or being a passenger of an ORV is required by State Law to wear a DOT approved helmet on private and public property.

 

Sent by Indiana DNR Law Enforcement District 9

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Tammy Russell, 52, Killed in Parke County ORV Crash

Sunday, July 9, 2017, 5:44 AM

Rockville, IN – Indiana Conservation Officers responded to a call of an off-road vehicle crash on a county roadway Sunday morning.

The incident took place around 1:13 a.m. Sunday morning along Marshall Road in Rockville.

Andrew Crouch, 41, was operating a Suzuki four-wheeler when he lost control in a shallow curve and crashed. Crouch was transported to Union Hospital and later airlifted to IU Health in Indianapolis for multiple serious injuries.

The passenger, Tammy Russell, 52, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

Indiana Conservation Officers are currently investigating the incident, and an autopsy is scheduled for July 10, 2017 at Regional Hospital.

No helmets or protective gear were present at the scene. Alcohol is suspected of being a contributing factor of the crash.

Parke County Sheriff’s Department, Parke County Ambulance Service, and Rockville Police Department assisted at the scene.

 

Sent by Indiana DNR Law Enforcement District 5

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Paige Conover, 25, of Kailua, Hawaii, Injured in Noble County Off Road Vehicle Accident

Thursday, July 6, 2017, 11:32 PM

Noble County – On July 5, 2017, at 1:23 pm, Indiana Conservation Officers investigated an ORV accident involving injury in a field near Avilla.

Dylan Stewart, 33, of Kailua, Hawaii, was operating his father’s 2015 Polaris RZR at a considerably slow speed in a hay field on his family’s property when he struck a limb hidden in the grass with the right front tire.

The limb entered the cab of the side by side ORV through the thin plastic fire wall behind the front tire and impaled the left thigh of the passenger Paige Conover, 25, also of Kailua, Hawaii. The limb then embedded itself into the driver’s seat.

Conover was flown to Parkview Regional Medical Center by Samaritan Helicopter with severe leg injuries.

Departments assisting on scene were Noble County Sheriff’s Department, Parkview Ambulance Service, and Parkview Samaritan Helicopter.

Sent by Indiana DNR Law Enforcement District 2

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