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Sunman man dies in off-road vehicle accident (Dearborn County)

Crash remains under investigation

                                

Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a fatal off-road vehicle (ORV) accident that occurred yesterday in Dearborn County.

Shortly after 8 p.m., responders were dispatched to the area near the 10800 block of N. Dearborn Road in Sunman for a serious ORV accident.  

The initial investigation shows that Thomas Klump, 63, of Sunman, was operating a side-by-side ORV on the roadway when he overcorrected causing the machine to roll over.

Klump was ejected during the accident and became pinned under the ORV. On scene lifesaving efforts were attempted, but Klump was later pronounced deceased.

No seat belts, helmets, or safety equipment were used at the time of the accident. This incident remains under investigation. The cause of death is pending the results of an autopsy.

Other assisting agencies include the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department, Sunman Police Department, and Sunman EMS. 

More information on ORV laws and safe operating procedures is at offroad-ed.com/in/handbook/ and on.IN.gov/offroading.

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