Fremont Man Injured In Off-Road Vehicle Accident In Steuben County

(STEUBEN) – Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an off-road vehicle (ORV) accident that occurred last night.

At approximately 11:15 p.m., Kelly Gleckler, 54, of Fremont, was operating an off-road vehicle in the area of C.R. 300W and Nevada Mills Rd after leaving a private residence to return home. 

For reasons still under investigation, the ORV rolled over pinning Gleckler underneath. 

Gleckler was able to regain consciousness and called 911 at 1:44 a.m. to request assistance.

Responding agencies located Gleckler and he was subsequently airlifted to Parkview Regional Medical Center in stable condition.  Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor in this accident.

Indiana Conservation Officers were assisted on scene by the Steuben County Sheriff’s Department, Fremont Police Department, Indiana State Police, Steuben County EMS, Fremont Fire Department, Parkview Samaritan Air, and Bill’s Professional Towing.

Indiana Conservation Officers would like to remind those operating off-road vehicles to always wear a helmet and protective riding gear, always use a seat belts/restraint system when available, and never operate a vehicle while consuming or under the influence of alcohol or other intoxicating substances.