Indianapolis man injured in Brown County ATV crash

An Indianapolis man was injured in Brown County Nov. 29 while riding an all-terrain vehicle on a friend’s property.

According to Lt. Angela Goldman with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Michael Martinie II, 49, was riding a four-wheeler on a friend’s private property in the 3400 block of Salt Creek Road.

Goldman said Martinie was hunting, and his gun rack on the front of the four-wheeler caught a tree and caused the wheel to turn sharply. Martinie was thrown from the vehicle, but it did not overturn on him, Goldman said.

He was taken to a hospital by ambulance for possible fractured ribs, , Goldman said.

The Brown County Sheriff’s Department and Hamblen Township Volunteer Fire Department assisted the conversation officer at the scene.

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Suzannah Couch grew up in Brown County, reading the Brown County Democrat. A 2013 Franklin College graduate, she covers business, cops/courts, education and arts/entertainment.