LAPORTE COUNTY, Ind. — A 14-year-old was killed in an off-road vehicle (ORV) crash over the weekend, according to Indiana conservation officers.
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says officers responded to the 9400 block of N 500 E. in LaPorte County around 9 p.m. on Sunday.
When they arrived, officers learned a 13-year-old was operating a side-by-side ORV and was going at a “high rate of speed” when the teen tried to make a turn. That caused the ORV to roll over, ejecting all five juveniles on board.
A 14-year-old passenger was badly hurt and then pronounced deceased at the hospital. Another 15-year-old passenger was flown to a Chicago trauma center to be treated for their serious injuries.
Three other juveniles had minor injuries.