ORV Crash Claims life of Kingman Man

Kingman, IN- Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an Off Road
Vehicle crash that resulted in the fatality of a Kingman man last evening.

On June 9, at approximately 5:39 pm, Indiana Conservation Officers and
other first responders were dispatched to the 4000 Block South on
Tangier Rd in Kingman for an ORV crash involving injury.

David Newnum (60) of Kingman was operating a Polaris Sportsman 700
four-wheeler at a higher rate of speed in his yard when he lost control
of the machine. The ORV rolled over pinning David underneath. Family
members located David approximately 20 minutes later and called Fountain
County 911.

First responders arrive d on scene where David was pronounced deceased.
David was not wearing a helmet or any other safety equipment at the time
of the crash. Alcohol and excessive speed are believed to be the primary
factors in the incident.

Conservation Officers want to stress the importance of safe operation
and the dangers of using drugs or alcohol when operating an ORV.

Investigating Officer: ICO Ethan Stonebraker

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