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Autopsy Confirms Mitchell Man Died From Severe Closed Head Injury
Updated February 26, 2016 7:37 AM | Filed under: Accident
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(ORLEANS) - An autopsy conducted Tuesday confirms 55-year-old John Burbrink of Mitchell died from a severe closed head injury after he crashed the ATV he was driving Sunday night.

Indiana Conservation Officers believe alcohol was involved, but are waiting for toxicology results.

Burbrink died at IU Health Hospital in Paoli after crashing his ATV on County Road 750N outside of Orleans.

Police say that Burbrink had been riding with a group of friends when he lost control and was thrown from his Arctic Cat ATV, which subsequently landed on top of him. His fellow riders immediately began CPR, but were unsuccessful in their attempts to revive him.

Police say that Burbrink was not wearing a helmet or any safety equipment during the incident.

The incident remains under investigation by Indiana Conservation Officers.

Officers strongly encourage riders to always wear a helmet and necessary safety equipment when operating an ATV.
Assisting agencies at the scene included the Orange County Sheriff's Department, Rural District 2 Fire Department, EMS Station 2, and the Orleans Police Department.



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