Off-road vehicle accident results in death

WABASH COUNTY – Indiana Conservation Officers responded to a call of an off road vehicle collision in Wabash County shortly after 6:00 pm, Saturday, October 29.

Timothy Bradford, 57,  of Silver Lake, was operating the ATV on private property in the 14000 block of N. CR 300 W. in Wabash County when he collided with a tree. The ATV sustained major damage. Bradford was thrown from the vehicle without a helmet and sustained fatal injuries.

A preliminary test showed Bradford had a blood alcohol content of .28%, over three times the legal limit.

It is believed alcohol, speed, and a lack of safety equipment contributed to the fatal collision.

Indiana Conservation Officers are continuing to investigate the incident.