Off-Road Vehicle Accident claims life of Fort Wayne Woman

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Published: Feb. 5, 2022 at 2:28 PM EST
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) - Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a fatal off-road vehicle crash that occurred early Saturday morning. They say that around 12:30 a.m. 51-year-old Thomas Tippman of Fort Wayne was driving a side-by-side ORV with three passengers on a frozen pond in the 8600 block of Flutter road when he allegedly failed to conduct a sharp turn and flipped the ORV.

Investigators say this caused 50-year-old Suzanne Tippman to be thrown from the vehicle and pinned under it. She was then taken to a nearby hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

Officers say none of the occupants on the ORV were wearing helmets, seatbelts, or protective riding gear. The accident is still under investigation.

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