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Two Men Hospitalized After ATV Accident
Updated October 4, 2016 7:11 AM | Filed under: Accident
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(SPENCER CO.) - Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an ATV accident in Spencer County that resulted in two Spencer County men being hospitalized.

21-year-old Derek Mulzer of Lamar lost control of the Polaris Razor ATV he was driving causing it to overturn at least once. The passenger, 22-year-old Justin Hedinger of Dale, was ejected.

Hedinger suffered head trauma and broken bones and was transported to Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper and then to St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville. Mulzer was taken to St. Marys Hosptial in Evansville, where he was treated for head trauma.

The accident happened on Saint Peter's Church Road at approximately 4:50 PM, Central time. Speed and alcohol are both possible contributing factors and the accident is still being investigated. Safety helmets were not being worn at the time of the accident.

Responding agencies included Spencer County EMS, Santa Claus Police Department, Dale Police Department, Spencer County Sheriff's Department, New Boston Fire Department, Santa Claus Fire Department and Indiana Conservation Officers.

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