Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an off-road vehicle (ORV) wreck that occurred Saturday, July 25, killing a Knox County man.
According to a release from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Law Enforcement,Knox County Central Dispatch received a 911 call at 11:23 p.m. on Saturday about an ORV wreck on Deer Trail north of Lafferty Road in Vincennes. The release states that an Initial investigation showed that a side by side ORV driven by William Keith Webb, 56, of Vincennes, was traveling northbound on Deer Trail when it left the gravel drive and overturned. Webb was ejected and pinned beneath the vehicle.
According to the release, Webb was transported by ambulance to Good Samaritan Hospital where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy was scheduled early this week, the release states.
The investigation is still ongoing. Assisting agencies included Knox County EMS, Vincennes Township Fire Department, Johnson Township Fire Department, Knox County Coroner’s office, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, and Indiana State Police.
According to the release, helmets and protective riding gear were not being worn at the time of the accident. Indiana Conservation Officers recommend using all available safety equipment. For more information on ORV safety, see offroad-ed.com/indiana