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A Crawford county man lost his life after he crashed his ATV, while the new legislation passed earlier this week by Gov. Eric Holcomb aiming to reduce fatalities of young Hoosiers riding off-road vehicles would have not prevented this fatality Indiana Conservation Officers strongly encourage riders to always wear a helmet and necessary safety equipment when operating an ATV.

State Conservation Officers are investigating a fatal ATV accident that occurred in Crawford County Tuesday evening when 34-year-old Clinton Neal of Marengo, died after crashing his ATV on Ross Road, outside of Marengo.

Neal was riding a Polaris ATV with a friend, when he lost control, drove into a ditch, and flipped the ATV. Neal was not wearing a helmet, and was ejected and struck a tree.

Alcohol and excessive speed are believed to have been contributing factors; Toxicology results are pending. The incident remains under investigation by Indiana Conservation Officers.

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