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ATV Accident Kills 14 Year Old Pike County Boy

Photo: Indiana Department of Conservation

Photo: Indiana Department of Conservation

Pike County (Local Sources) – Indiana Conservation Officers are reporting that a 14 year old boy has died as a result of injuries from an ATV accident.

14-year old Kaleb 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 Wade of Winslow when he lost control.  Wade was a witness to the accident, but was not involved or injured.

Multiple 911 calls were received, with the first recorded at 2:41 pm.  Poehlein was taken from the scene by ambulance to Memorial Hospital in Jasper

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.

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