Man injured after off-road vehicle strikes tree in DeKalb County

Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an off-road vehicle accident that occurred in the area of the 5000 block of County Road 75A.

Posted: Aug 14, 2019 7:07 PM
Updated: Aug 15, 2019 8:52 AM

ST. JOE, Ind. (WFFT) — A man was hurt after he drove an off-road vehicle into a fence and a tree.

It happened the 5000 block of County Road 75A just before 3 p.m. 

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources said Jeffery Lepper, 57, was on a four-wheeler when, for an unknown reason, he left the road and struck a split-rail fence and then a tree.

The vehicle then rolled, pinning Lepper underneath it, according to officers.

Lepper was treated on-scene by medical personnel and then taken by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment.

Conservation officers said Lepper was not wearing a helmet or protective riding gear, and alcohol is believed to be a factor.

For more information on vehicle safety, see www.offroad-ed.com/indiana.

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