Snowmobile accident claims life of Angola man

Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a fatal snowmobile accident that occurred yesterday in Steuben County. 

At approximately 5 p.m., the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office was contacted and requested to assist with locating Adam Fifield, 34, of Angola. Fifield had been missing for approximately 1.5 hours after leaving a residence in the 6100 block of South 400 West in Hudson on a snowmobile and failing to arrive at his predetermined destination.   

A search of the area where Fifield had last been seen, and was traveling was unsuccessful.   

At approximately 10:45 p.m., authorities were notified that family members had located Fifield and an accident scene in a creek near the 1900 block of West 500 South. Despite lifesaving efforts, he was pronounced dead on the scene.

Conservation officers remind everyone to wear a helmet and protective riding gear when operating or riding an ORV or snowmobile. For information on ORV laws and safe operating procedures, see and

Other responding agencies included Hamilton Police Department, Indiana State Police, Pleasant Lake Fire Department, Steuben County EMS, and the Steuben County Coroner’s Office.

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