(ECKERTY) – Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a fatal off-road vehicle (ORV) accident near Eckerty in Crawford County.
At approximately 11 a.m. Tuesday, George E. Williams, 80, of Jeffersonville, was traveling eastbound on Kaiser Road in a Bush Hog 440 side-by-side style off-road vehicle and was attempting to cross State Road 64 when he pulled out in front of a Dodge Caravan being driven by Lawrence Gale Basham, 77, of Tell City who was traveling northbound on State Road 64.
Basham attempted to avoid the collision, but was unsuccessful. Williams was pronounced dead at the scene. Basham was transported to Jasper Memorial Hospital with leg pain.
Indiana Conservation Officers stress safe operation of ORVs and the use of proper protective equipment such as helmets.
For more information on Off-Road Vehicle Safety, see offroad-ed.com/indiana
Indiana Conservation Officers were assisted by Crawford County Sheriff’s Department and EMS.