Shoals man dies in an off-road vehicle in Martin County

MARTIN CO. – Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a fatal off-road vehicle (ORV) accident that occurred Tuesday afternoon in southeastern Martin County near Powell Valley Road.

Martin County Sheriff’s Department Dispatch notified the Department of Natural Resources to investigate.

According to investigators, for unknown reasons, Craft’s ORV left the roadway, striking a utility pole before coming to rest upside down.

Upon arrival Billy Joe Craft, 40, of Shoals was found unresponsive at the scene.

The investigation into the accident is ongoing.

Responding agencies included Indiana State Police, Martin County Sheriff’s Department, Martin County EMS, Orange County EMS, Lost River Fire Department, Martin County Coroner’s Office, and Indiana Conservation Officers.