A Ripley County man died Saturday from injuries he suffered in an off-road vehicle (ORV) crash near near Rexville, Indiana.
Tyler D. Asche, 36, of Madison, was traveling downhill in the 9000 block of South County Road 75 West, a gravel road, near the intersection of West County Road 925, a paved road, at approximately 9:25 p.m. when he lost control of his side-by-side ORV, according to the initial investigation by Indiana Conservation Officers.
Asche was not wearing a seatbelt and was partially ejected from the ORV, which overturned onto the driver’s side of the vehicle, according to Indiana Conservation Officer Travis Stewart. Asche was pinned underneath the vehicle when it came to rest on its side.
A passenger in the ORV, James Keyes, 38, of the Holton area, was wearing a safety harness and suffered minor injuries.
Asche, whose residence is about 2 miles from the crash site in southern Ripley County, reportedly had been attending an ATV event in the Rexville area prior to the accident.
First responders lifted the ORV off of Asche and he was transported to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead. The exact cause of death is pending an autopsy.
Indiana Conservation officers were assisted by Indiana State Police, Ripley County Sheriff’s Department, Friendship Fire Department, Ripley County EMS, and Ripley County Medic Service.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles, Indiana, www. skfuneralhome.com.