Friday, January 8, 2021

Indiana ORV Driver Dies From Accident

(Anderson, Ind.) Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an off-road vehicle (ORV) accident that happened this morning that resulted in the death of the operator.

At approximately 1:50 a.m., the Anderson Police Department responded to private property near the 4800 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in reference to an ORV accident with injury.

Initial investigation revealed that a side by side ORV driven by Philippe Curtis, 32, of Anderson, was attempting to make a turn on private property and overturned multiple times. Curtis was ejected and pinned beneath the vehicle. He was transported to St. Vincent Hospital in Anderson where he was pronounced dead. Passenger Jared Hudson, 25, of Anderson was uninjured and able to free himself to call for help.

An investigation is ongoing.

Curtis was not wearing a safety harness at the time of the accident, and neither occupant was wearing a helmet. Indiana Conservation Officers recommend using all available safety equipment while operating ORVs. For more information on ORV safety, see

Assisting agencies included Anderson Police Department and Indiana State Police.



Media Contact: Capt. Jet Quillen, DNR Law Enforcement, 317-903-1671