One dead after ATV crash near Grabill

The crash happened around 7 p.m. in the 16,000 block of Hurshtown Road Thursday.

Posted: Sep 20, 2018 8:17 PM
Updated: Sep 24, 2018 1:57 PM

*UPDATE 09/24/18* The coroner has made a determination that the cause of death of the 18-year-old was blunt force injuries and the crash was an accident.

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (WFFT) - One person is dead after an ATV crash in northeastern Allen County.

The crash happened around 7 p.m. in the 16,000 block of Hurshtown Road Thursday.

Allen County Sheriff deputies said the ATV was going west on Hurshtown Road when it lost control and hit a untility pole.

Debris was spread across the road.

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources said Paul Schmucker Jr., 18, died at the scene. A 17-year-old was flown to a hospital by air ambulance.

Both people were not wearing a helmet or any protective riding gear.

Alcohol is believed to be a factor.

 

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