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Man, juvenile injured in off-road vehicle crash in Greenwood

Posted: 9:26 AM, May 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-12 09:30:49-04
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GREENWOOD — A man and a juvenile were injured in an off-road vehicle crash Saturday evening in Greenwood.

Indiana Conservation officers and emergency personnel were called around 6:30 p.m. to the 1300 block of Norton Drive, near East Stop 18 and Sheek roads, on the report of off-road vehicle crash, according to a press release from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

When they arrived, they found a 31-year-old man pinned under the flipped over ORV and a girl who was thrown from the ORV, according to the release. Neither of the victims were wearing helmets. Both of the victims were taken to IU Health Methodist Hospital. Their conditions were not released.

Investigators are still working to determine the cause of the crash, but believe alcohol may have been a factor, according to the release.

It is illegal to ride an ORV on public roads unless it is approved by county commissioners. Johnson County has not approved the use of ORVs on public roads.