Conservation Officers Investigating ATV Crashes

Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating two separate ATV accidents Sunday, which occurred just hours apart. According to WNDU, 13-year old Jacob Bailey of Akron suffered a fractured pelvis when his ATV struck a washout in a field in Kosciusko County near the intersection of CR 500 W. and CR 800 S. Bailey was traveling at a high rate of speed in a cut soybean field. He was wearing a helmet, which undoubtedly helped minimize his injuries. Bailey was taken to Kosciusko Community Hospital by family members and subsequently transferred to Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis. The second accident occurred in Fulton County near Rochester. 19-year old John Reno Jr. of Monterey, Indiana suffered a broken clavicle and head laceration. Reno was operating an ATV on CR 700 N. when a deer ran out in front of his ATV, causing him to brake suddenly, swerve and subsequently roll his ATV. Reno was not wearing a helmet. He was taken to Woodlawn Hospital in Rochester.