Off-road vehicle accident leaves one person dead in LaPorte County

LAPORTE COUNTY, Ind. - Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an off-road vehicle accident that occurred Saturday in LaPorte County.

At approximately 4:30 p.m., Saturday, a 911 call came in reporting an off-road vehicle accident with injury near the 3900 block of North County Road 350 East in New Prairie.

Upon arrival, responders discovered that a 14-year-old was operating a four-wheeler on private property at a high rate of speed when they struck an object causing fatal injuries.

The victim was pronounced dead on the scene.    

The victim was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident and the investigation into the incident is ongoing.

No additional information is available currently.

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