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Indiana DNR Law Enforcement District 3
Sunday June 10th, 2018 :: 01:34 p.m. EDT

Advisory

ORV Crash Claims Life of Kingman Man

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Division of Law Enforcement
Indiana Department of Natural Resources
402 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2748

For immediate release: June 10, 2018


ORV Crash Claims life of Kingman Man


Kingman, IN- Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an Off Road Vehicle crash that resulted in the fatality of a Kingman man last evening.


On June 9, at approximately 5:39 pm, Indiana Conservation Officers and other first responders were dispatched to the 4000 Block South on Tangier Rd in Kingman for an ORV crash involving injury.


David Newnum (60) of Kingman was operating a Polaris Sportsman 700 four-wheeler at a higher rate of speed in his yard when he lost control of the machine. The ORV rolled over pinning David underneath. Family members located David approximately 20 minutes later and called Fountain County 911.


First responders arrived on scene where David was pronounced deceased. David was not wearing a helmet or any other safety equipment at the time of the crash. Alcohol and excessive speed are believed to be the primary factors in the incident.


Conservation Officers want to stress the importance of safe operation and the dangers of using drugs or alcohol when operating an ORV.

Investigating Officer: ICO Ethan Stonebraker

Media contact: Indiana Conservation Officer Ryan McCauley, DNR Law Enforcement, (317) 619-9273

Address/Location
Indiana DNR Law Enforcement District 3
4112 Indiana 225
West Lafayette, IN 47906

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 765-567-7859

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