Off-road vehicle accident claims life of Elizabeth juvenile

HARRISON COUNTY – Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating after an off-road vehicle (ORV) accident that claimed the life of an Elizabeth juvenile.

Responders were dispatched to an address off Highway 11 in Elizabeth at approximately 4:00 p.m. yesterday after receiving a call from the 13-year-old operator of the ORV. The 12-year-old passenger, who sustained serious injuries, was transported to Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky, and was pronounced dead at 12:38 a.m. Saturday morning. The operator of the vehicle was uninjured and the incident is still under investigation.

Indiana Conservation Officers strongly encourage operators and passengers to always wear a helmet and safety equipment when operating or riding in or on an ORV to prevent or reduce possible injury.   

Assisting agencies at the scene included the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, Indiana State Police, Harrison County EMS, Elizabeth Volunteer Fire Department, and New Middletown Volunteer Fire Department.