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Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a fatal off-road vehicle (ORV) accident that occurred today at approximately 1:41 p.m. New Year’s Day in the 3300 blocks of south C.R. 600 East.

The victim has been identified as Chad J. Miller, 49, of Churubusco.

A side-by-side ORV with one occupant was traveling south on C.R. 600 East and lost control when it hit a patch of snow in the roadway.

The vehicle then went off the east side of the roadway and rolled multiple times.

The operator was not wearing a seatbelt, helmet, or any other protective riding gear and was pinned under the vehicle.

A passerby called 911 and reported the accident.

The Noble County Sheriff’s Department, Churubusco Fire Department, LaOtto Fire Department, Parkview Noble EMS, and the Noble County Coroner’s Office assisted on the scene.