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Conservation Officers Investigating Fatal ATV Accident
Updated August 7, 2017 7:14 AM | Filed under: Accident
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(PERRY CO.) - Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a fatal ATV accident that occurred in Perry County Saturday morning.

Police say 54-year-old Donald Gill of Leopold died after crashing his ATV on private property, near Leopold.

Shortly after 11 a.m., Gill was found unresponsive pinned underneath his overturned Polaris Ranger ATV in a cornfield off Oliver Road, where he had been training his dogs for squirrel hunting.

His dogs ran home approximately .5 mile, whereupon Gill's family members grew concerned and went searching for him.

Gill was pronounced dead at the scene by the Perry County Coroner's Office. Assisting agencies included the Perry County Sheriff's Department and Perry County EMS.

Gill was not wearing a helmet or utilizing the machine's manufactured safety belts at the time. Indiana Conservation Officers strongly encourage riders to always wear a helmet and necessary safety equipment when operating an ATV.

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