The Indiana Department of Natural Resources sent the following press release Sunday:
“For immediate release: Oct. 9, 2022
Martinsville man killed in ORV accident (Morgan County)
(Martinsville) Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an off-road vehicle (ORV) accident that occurred Saturday night
At approximately 9:45 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of the 2200 block of Wilber Road for an ORV accident involving serious injuries.
Initial investigation revealed that Jacob Mayes, 30, of Martinsville, was operating an ORV when he lost control, causing him to be thrown from the vehicle. Mayes suffered fatal injuries as a result of the accident.
It has been determined that at the time of the accident no seatbelt or safety devices were being used. The investigation is ongoing.
Assisting agencies on the scene included Morgan County Sheriff’s Department, Brooklyn Fire Department, Gregg Township Fire Department, Morgan County Coroner’s Office.