Perry County Fatal ATV Accident Under Investigation

Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a fatal ATV accident that occurred in Perry County Saturday morning and took the life of a Leopold man.

Conservation officer say 54-year old Donald Gill of Leopold, died after crashing his ATV on private property near Leopold.

They say shortly after 11am Gill was found unresponsive pinned underneath his overturned Polaris Ranger ATV in a cornfield off Oliver Road, where he had been training his dogs for squirrel hunting.

They say his dogs ran home approximately 1/2 mile, whereupon Gill’s family members grew concerned and went searching for him.

Gill was pronounced dead at the scene by the Perry County Coroner’s Office. Assisting agencies included the Perry County Sheriff’s Department and Perry County EMS.

Officiers say Gill was not wearing a helmet or utilizing the machine’s manufactured safety belts at the time.

Indiana Conservation Officers strongly encourage ride rs to always wear a helmet and necessary safety equipment when operating an ATV.

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