MERCER COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – The Mercer County Sheriff said his office is investigating a fatal traffic crash that occurred late Friday night, killing a 15-year-old.
According to police, the crash happened just before midnight on the Indiana – Ohio State Line Road.
Police found that 15-year-old Jake Muhlenkamp of Portland was driving northbound in a Polaris 570 4 Wheeler. For an unknown reason, he drove off of the right side of the roadway and struck a utility pole, ejecting him from the 4 wheeler.
Muhlenkamp was pronounced deceased at the scene.