14-Year-Old Airlifted After ORV Crash (Dearborn County)

14-Year-Old Airlifted After ORV Crash (Dearborn County)


Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an Off Road Vehicle (ORV) crash that seriously injured a fourteen year old juvenile.

At approximately 2:30 p.m. today, a fourteen year old juvenile was operating a 2000 Honda Rancher ES 350 ORV on private property at the 22000 block of Shale Road in Sunman, Indiana. 

According to witnesses who were riding with the juvenile, they had been riding on the county roadway and entered the driveway of the private property. 

The juvenile lost control of the ORV and hit a tree, ejecting him approximately eight feet down and into a creek. 

Witnesses quickly pulled him from the creek and called 911.  
The juvenile was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
The juvenile was airlifted to the University of Cincinnati Hospital for injuries sustained.  The extent of the juvenile’s injuries are not known at this time.  
Indiana Conservation Officers, Dearborn County Deputies and Manchester Fire and EMS arrived shortly after the crash occurred.  The crash is currently under investigation.