WALKERTON — Indiana Conservation officers are investigating an off-road vehicle crash that occurred sometime over the weekend near on Union Road in St. Joseph County.
A 74-year-old male was found at the scene and pronounced deceased.
At approximately 9:23 a.m., Monday, a motorist in the area contacted 911 in reference to what appeared to be a single-vehicle ORV accident. Indiana Conservation Officers arrived on scene and began an investigation.
Preliminary investigation reveals the vehicle was traveling eastbound when, for unknown reasons, the vehicle left the south side of the roadway near 33880 Union Road and struck a tree. Officers also found one unresponsive male. The St. Joseph County coroner arrived on scene and pronounced the person deceased.
Cause of the accident is still unknown. There were no witnesses to the crash and evidence at the scene indicates the crash occurred prior to yesterday’s snowfall.
The name of the victim is currently being withheld pending notification of immediate family members.