Juvenile dies in off-road vehicle (ORV) accident (Dubois County)

Dubois Co.- Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an ORV accident that happened Saturday in Dubois County that claimed the life of 15-year-old.

At 6:21 p.m., emergency responders were dispatched to the area of County Road 900 E approximately a quarter mile south of State Road 164. 

Upon arrival, officers discovered that a juvenile was operating a side-by-side ORV when they lost control and struck an embankment. No safety gear was being worn at the time of the accident.

Other responding agencies included the Dubois County Sheriff's Department, Celestine Fire Department, Jasper Memorial Ambulance Service, and Dubois County Coroner’s Office.

Indiana Conservation Officers remind the public that ORV operators and passengers should always wear a helmet, protective riding gear, and use all ORV safety restraints.

For information on ORV laws and safe operating procedures, please visit offroad-ed.com/in/handbook/ and on.IN.gov/offroading.