23-Year-Old Woman Dies In Steuben County ATV Accident

By John W. Davis

June 18, 2010 Updated Apr 11, 2010 at 5:18 PM EDT

STEUBEN COUNTY, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Officers say a 23-year-old died Saturday night after an ATV accident, southwest of Orland.

The accident happened after 10 p.m.

The Steuben County Sherriff's Department reports that 23-year-old Abigail Hamilton of Muncie, Indiana died when the all terrain vehicle she was a passenger on, hit a log in a low lying area.

The ATV went airborne for about 76 feet, flipping at least one time.

Hamilton was pronounced dead at Cameron Community Hospital in Angola.

Officers say the driver of the ATV, Joshua Croy, was in a pack with other ATV's, when he hit the log and lost control.

Investigators say Croy was driving the ATV in an area that was unfamiliar to him.

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