Madison man seriously injured in ORV accident (Jefferson County)

He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.


Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an off-road vehicle (ORV) accident that seriously injured the driver. 

Last night at approximately ­­­­­10:55 p.m., responders were dispatched to the area of the 1900 block of Dugan Hollow Road in Madison.

Upon arrival, it was determined that Brent Vanwye, 31, of Madison, was operating his side-by-side ORV when he lost control on a curve and left the roadway becoming entrapped.

Vanwye was extracted from the side-by-side and transported to King’s Daughters’ Health Hospital in serious condition.

It was determined that Vanwye was wearing his safety harness at the time of the accident but was not wearing a helmet.

Assisting agencies include Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, Madison Police Department, King’s Daughters’ Hospital EMS; Rykers Ridge Fire Department; and Madison City Rescue. 

For information on ORV laws and safe operating procedures, please visit and

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