DNR investigating fatal off-road vehicle crash

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. -- A man who died in an off road vehicle crash over the weekend off Union Road was discovered Monday morning, according to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

St. Joseph County Police, the Department of Natural Resources and the Coroner's Office responded to the scene around 9:30 a.m. Monday.

DNR says a 74-year-old man was traveling eastbound when his vehicle left the south side of the roadway near 33990 Union Road and struck a tree near Beall Ditch.

The St. Joseph County Coroner pronounced the man deceased at the scene.

DNR says it appears the crash happened before Sunday's snowfall.

The victim was not wearing a helmet or other safety equipment at the time, according to DNR.

The victim's name has not been released pending notification of next of kin.

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