ORV crash kills 37-year-old Bloomington man

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BLOOMGINTON, Ind. (WTHR) – A 37-year-old man died Saturday after crashing an off-road vehicle Friday night.

Indiana Conservation Officers say the accident happened around 9:30 p.m. Friday night, near the 1400 block of Cedar Bluff Road in Bloomington.

David Deckard Jr., 37, of Bloomington, was operating a four-wheeler on private property in a wooded area. Investigators say Deckard lost control and was thrown off the vehicle, receiving head and chest injuries.

Deckard was transported to Bloomington Hospital for treatment and he was pronounced dead early Saturday morning as a result of his injuries.

The cause of the accident is still being investigated. The victim was not wearing a helmet or proper safety equipment, investigators say.

Indiana Conservation Officers stress safe operation of ORVs and the use of proper protective equipment such as helmets.