(ANDERSON) – Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an off-road vehicle (ORV) accident that resulted in the death of the driver this Thursday morning.
At approximately 1:50 a.m., the Anderson Police Department responded to private property near the 4800 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in reference to an ORV accident with reported injuries.
According to Conservation Officers, a side by side ORV driven by 32-year-old Philippe Curtis, of Anderson, was attempting to make a turn on private property and overturned multiple times. Curtis was ejected and pinned beneath the vehicle. He was transported to St. Vincent Hospital in Anderson where he was pronounced dead.
His passenger 25-year-old Jared Hudson, of Anderson, was uninjured and able to free himself to call for help.
The investigation is ongoing.
Curtis was not wearing a safety harness at the time of the accident, and neither occupant was wearing a helmet. Indiana Conservation Officers recommend using all available safety equipment while operating ORVs. For more information on ORV safety, see offroad-ed.com/indiana
Assisting agencies included the Anderson Police Department and Indiana State Police.