Off-road vehicle driver injured in crash near Nineveh

A Nineveh man was injured Sunday evening after his off road vehicle flipped over, pinning him underneath.

According to Indiana conservation officers, 58-year-old Richard Hogue was riding the vehicle in woods on private property. That was near the 9000 block of Sweetwater Trail at about 6:25 p.m. Sunday evening in Nineveh. Johnson County paramedics took him to Johnson Memorial Hospital where he is being treated for back and chest injuries.

Conservation officers say that Hogue was not wearing a helmet or other safety equipment and alcohol appears to have been a factor in the crash.

The Trafalgar Police Department assisted at the scene.