Indiana Conservation Officers reported that just before 3 pm yesterday evening that multiple 911 calls were received in regards to an ATV accident that involved a 14 year old boy.
14 year old Kaleb S. Poehlein of Winslow lost control of his ATV and hit a small ditch. His ATV went air born, hit a tree and landed upside down.
Poehlein had just passed another ATV operated by 15 year old Colton L. Wade of Winslow when he lost control. Wade was a witness to the accident, but was not involved or injured.
Poehlein was taken from the scene by ambulance to Memorial Hospital in Jasper. The 14 year old boy died as a result of injuries from the ATV accident.
The accident occurred on CR 800 East about one mile north of the CR 175 South intersection.
Poehlein was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.
Responding agencies included Jefferson Township Fire Department, Pike County Sheriff’s Department, Pike County EMS, and Indiana Conservation Officers.