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 to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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