ORV crash in Jefferson County claims juvenile’s life

Jefferson County, IN — Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an off-road vehicle (ORV) accident over the weekend in Jefferson County that claimed the life of a juvenile.

Conservation officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of North 600 West shortly after 5 pm Saturday for a serious accident with injury.

Upon arrival, first responders found a side-by-side ORV on its side.

A 13-year-old girl who occupied the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation, and further details have not been released.

In addition to Indiana Conservation Officers, responding agencies included the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, the Hanover Police Department, Indiana State Police, the Madison Township Volunteer Company, and the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office.