ORV Accident Claims Life of Celestine Man


Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a fatal off-road vehicle (ORV) accident that occurred Saturday night August 15th.

Dubois County Dispatch received a 911 call at 10:36 p.m. reference a serious ORV accident near SR 164 in Celestine, Indiana.

Initial investigation revealed that a side by side ORV driven by Isaac Frank, 39, of Celestine, was operating on private property when it overturned.  Frank was ejected and pinned beneath the vehicle.  

Frank was transported by Jasper Memorial Hospital EMS to Jasper Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.  An autopsy is scheduled for Monday morning.  The investigation is still ongoing.

Helmets and protective riding gear were not being worn at the time of the accident. Indiana Conservation Officers recommend using all available safety equipment. For more information on ORV safety, see offroad-ed.com/indiana

Assisting agencies included Dubois County Sheriff’s Dept., Dubois County Coroner, Celestine Fire Dept., Jasper Memorial Hospital EMS, and St. Vincent Stat Flight.