1 dead after ultralight crash

From Local Sources

ORLEANS ­— One person is dead following an ultralight crash Monday night in northern Orange County.

Orange County 911 Dispatch received a call just before 9 p.m. reporting an ultralight had crashed in an open field.

Initially, according to Indiana State Police, Orange County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the scene and located the ultralight along with one occupant still entrapped.

Shortly thereafter, troopers from the Jasper Post, emergency medical services and Rural District 2 Volunteer Fire Department also arrived on scene.

Orange County Coroner Aaron Kemple pronounced the occupant of the ultralight deceased at the scene, according to the state police.

The Federal Aviation Administration has been notified and is expected to investigate the cause of the crash today.

Troopers remained on the scene to secure the crash site throughout the night.

Due to the severity of the crash, authorities say an autopsy has been scheduled today in order to positively identify the deceased.

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