Teen seriously injured in Randolph County hit-and-run

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RANDOLPH COUNTY, Ind. (Dec. 26, 2014)– Officers are investigating a hit-and-run accident near Farmland on Friday afternoon.

Around 2 p.m., a dirt motorcycle being operated by a 15-year-old boy was struck by a passenger van at the intersection of 100 North and 900 West.

The driver of the van then fled the scene and has not been located.

The boy sustained serious head injuries as a result of the accident, and was airlifted to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio for treatment.

Officers say the boy was not wearing a helmet.

A 17-year-old male passenger on the motorcycle was not seriously injured in the hit-and-run.

The van involved in the accident is believed to be a silver or light brown early 2000s Chevrolet Venture or Silhouette. The van likely has front-end damage.

Anyone with information on this incident should contact Indiana conservation officers at (812) 837-9536 or the Randolph County sheriff’s department at (765) 584-1721.