News

Actions

Man killed in Putnam County off-road vehicle crash

Posted: 10:07 AM, Sep 30, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-30 14:07:18Z

FILMORE, Ind. – A 20-year-old is dead after a crash early Sunday morning in Putnam County involving an off-road vehicle.

Indiana Conservation officers were called to the scene of the crash around 2:20 a.m. near Heritage Lake and found Hayden Salapek, 20, or Warren, Pennsylvania, unresponsive in the roadway after being ejected from the driver’s seat.

Salapek was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers say the 27-year-old passenger, of Fillmore, was transported to the hospital after complaining of back pain. He was believed to be wearing a safety harness at the time of the crash.

Both victims were reportedly not wearing helmets.

Officers are still investigating and said alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash.

An autopsy is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Monday at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute.

MORE TOP STORIES |  Person riding scooter struck by vehicle in downtown Indy | Two Boone County teens killed by father in double murder-suicide  | Teen who died in crash during pursuit was heading to Kokomo to harm another student | What to do if you have an unburied cable in your yard | Nursing Board denies transfer of Harrison College credits to National Academy

Top Trending Videos