Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an ATV accident that resulted in the death of an 11-year-old Gibson County boy.

Police say the juvenile victim, 11, of Haubstadt was operating a John Deere side-by-side ATV at 3:11 p.m. today in a field near the intersection of County Road 350 South and County Road 450E in Francisco when the accident happened.

During a turn, police say the ATV rolled over, ejecting the driver.  The ATV then landed on top of the victim pinning him to the ground.

The victim was transported to Gibson General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police say no helmet or restraint harness was being used at the time of the accident.

Responding agencies included the Gibson County Sheriff’s Department, Gibson County EMS and Indiana Conservation Officers.


from the Dubois County Herald @