(HEBRON) – Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an off-road vehicle (ORV) accident that resulted in the death of the operator.
Sunday at 10:45 p.m., Lake County Sheriff’s Department officers were notified that 60-year-old Michael C. Kuchta, of Hebron, was missing. He was last seen earlier in the afternoon at approximately 2:20 p.m., when he left his residence on an ORV.
An investigation and search of the area was conducted. At approximately 12:40 a.m., officers located Kuchta’s body and an accident scene.
Initial investigation showed that Kuchta was not wearing a helmet or using safety equipment at the time of the accident.
The investigation is ongoing. Determination of cause of death is pending autopsy results.
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