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 offroad-ed.com/in/handbook and on.IN.gov/offroading.

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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