Two 12-year-old girls injured in off-road vehicle crash

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WELLS COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – Police said two 12-year-old girls were injured in an off-road vehicle crash in Wells County Friday night. One of the girls was taken to a Fort Wayne hospital in serious condition after she was pinned underneath the ORV.

According to Indiana Department of Natural Resources officers, Trinity Wine, 12, of Keystone, was driving a Polaris Ranger with passenger Tess Gilbert, 12, of Warren, on private property in the area of 1500 E. 900 S. in Keystone shortly before 7 p.m. Friday.

Officers said the ORV rolled over after Wine lost control of it on a gravel driveway. Both girls were ejected and Wine was pinned underneath the ORV.

Gilbert was taken to Bluffton Regional Medical Center for treatment of a back injury.

Wine was taken to Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne in serious condition for treatment of head and internal injuries.

Neither girl was wearing a seatbelt or helmet, according to investigators.

Indiana Conservation Officers were assisted on scene by the Wells County Sheriff’s Department, Wells County EMS, Nottingham Fire Rescue and Chester Fire Rescue. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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