Conservation Officers Investigating Off-Road Accident

(SAINT JOE) – Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an off-road vehicle (ORV) accident that occurred in the area of the 5000 block of County Road 75A.

At 2:58 p.m.,Wednesday, 57-year-old Jeffery Lepper, of Saint Joe, was operating a 2008 Polaris Sportsman 500 on C.R. 75A when, for an unknown reason, he left the roadway and struck a split-rail fence and then a tree.  The ORV then rolled, pinning Lepper underneath it.

Lepper was treated on-scene by medical personnel and then transported by ambulance for treatment of his injuries.  

Lepper was not wearing a helmet or protective riding gear, and alcohol is believed to be a factor in this accident.

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Conservation Officers were assisted on-scene by the Dekalb County Sheriff’s Department, Dekalb EMS, and the Concord Township Volunteer Fire Department.