Princeton man killed in Gibson Co ORV crash

From Local Sources

Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an off-road vehicle accident that occurred Monday, killing one Gibson County man and leaving his teenage passenger in critical condition.

Gibson County Central Dispatch received a 911 call at 4:36 p.m., about an accident at the intersection of State Road 168 and County Road 550 East.

Initial investigation showed that a side-by-side ORV driven by Zane Wampler, 18, of Princeton, with a juvenile passenger, was traveling southbound on County Road 550E when it attempted to pull out onto State Road 168. The ORV was struck by a pickup truck traveling eastbound on S.R. 168.

Wampler was ejected from the ORV. The juvenile passenger remained in the ORV. The juvenile passenger was taken by helicopter to St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville, where he is in critical condition. Wampler was transported by ambulance to St. Vincent Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The investigation is still ongoing.

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