UTV Crash Injures Driver and Both Passengers

Midland, IN – Indiana Conservation Officers responded to a UTV crash involving injuries to the driver and both passengers.  

 

At about 9:00 p.m. last night Jesse Hill, 28, drove off the roadway and struck a wooden electrical pole at a high rate of speed.

Hill was hospitalized with fractured ribs and complaining of chest pain.  Sarah Bozeman, 25, was propelled through the windshield during the crash which broke her right arm.  A two year old girl was also in the vehicle, and received a minor head contusion.  An investigation is ongoing, and it is currently believed that prescription medication use may have been a factor in the crash.

Indiana Conservation Officers had responded to an additional UTV crash around 10:00 p.m. on July 24, 2017 in Vigo County.  Two teenagers were driving in a field when the vehicle was rolled over.  One of the teenagers was hospitalized with a severe leg laceration.

No helmets were in use at the time of either crash.  Indiana Conservation Officers highly encourage safe riding behavior and the use of safety equipment.  On July 1, 2017 a new law came into effect requiring all off road vehicle users under the age of 18 to wear a DOT approved helmet while driving or riding.