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Indiana DNR Law Enforcement District 3
Tuesday June 12th, 2018 :: 01:19 p.m. EDT


Whitestown ORV Crash Injures One

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


Whitestown ORV Crash Injures One


For immediate release: June 12, 2018


Whitestown, IN- Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an Off-Road Vehicle crash involving injury that occurred last evening. 


On June 11, at approximately 6:28 pm, Conservation Officers and other first responders were dispatched to the area of Main Street and Albert S White Drive in Whitestown for an ORV crash.


Brian Romano (35) of Whitestown was operating a Yamaha Raptor 700 on Albert S. White Drive when he lost control of the ORV. It was determined that he was traveling at about 40 mph when he was thrown approximately 25 feet from the machine. He sustained a broken femur during the incident but was wearing a helmet which prevented further injury on impact. 


Whitestown EMS transported Romano via ambulance to St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis for medical treatment. 


Conservation Officers want to stress the importance of helmets and safe operation when riding an Off-Road Vehicle.


Investigating Officer: ICO Seth Owens


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



Assisting Agencies: Whitestown Fire Department St. 71, Whitestown EMS, Whitestown Police Department, Boone County 911 Dispatch


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

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

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