Martinsville man faces charges after ORV accident in Morgan County

MARTINSVILLE – A Martinsville man is facing criminal charges regarding an August 6 off-road vehicle (ORV) accident that left his passenger seriously injured.

Responders were dispatched to the area of the 6500 block of Beech Grove Road in Morgan County after a report of a serious ORV accident with injuries. 

Indiana Conservation Officers’ investigation says, 53-year-old Bobby Walker, of Martinsville, was operating an ORV in a wooded area when he struck a tree. The collision caused his passenger to be ejected, causing serious injuries. Police say Walker was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident.

As a result, Walker has been formally charged by the Morgan County Prosecutor’s Office with two misdemeanors, charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangerment and OWI, and a felony charge of OWI causing serious bodily injury,

All suspects are considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

Assisting agencies included the Carmel Police Department.