Brownstown man dies of injuries from off-road vehicle crash

Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an off-road vehicle crash on Sunday that left a Brownstown man dead.

Shortly after 4 p.m., authorities were dispatched to County Road 225W and County Road 450N in the northwestern part of Brownstown Township in response to a serious ORV wreck.

Investigation at the scene indicated 78-year-old Robert Carr was operating a side-by-side ORV with two passengers when he disregarded a stop sign and was struck by a passenger car driven by Lucas Rogers, 58, of Seymour.

All occupants of the ORV were ejected as a result of the collision. Carr and one of his passengers were transported to St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, where Carr was later pronounced dead, police report.

No seat belts, helmets or safety equipment were used by the ORV occupants at the time of the accident, police report. This incident remains under investigation.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, Jackson County Emergency Medical Services and Brownstown Fire Department personnel assisted at the scene.

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