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9-year-old killed in off-road vehicle accident at Milltown


September 10, 2008
On the night of Aug. 29, 9-year-old Evin Jarmon of Frankfort, Ind., was killed in an accident involving a two-wheeled off-road vehicle (ORV) at 427 Indiana Ave. in Milltown.

Jarmon, son of Michelle and Kevin Jarmon of Frankfort, was in Milltown visiting his step-grandmother and her relatives.

Along with his relative, 20-year-old Jarad McIntyre, Jarmon decided to do a bit of off-roading at night. McIntyre was on a four-wheeled ORV, and Jarmon was on a two-wheeled ORV. Both of the boys had headlights on their vehicles, and both were wearing helmets.

McIntyre indicated the boys were riding down a slope when he became separated from Jarmon. Upon returning to the house, he found that Jarmon had not returned, and so McIntyre went back to the bottom of the slope. He found his young relative lying on the ground with the two-wheeled vehicle laying on top of him.

At approximately 10:22 p.m., Milltown Chief Marshal Ray Saylor was called. Saylor was assisted by conservation officers Jim Hash and Rob Brewington. The Milltown Volunteer Fire Department was the first to arrive.

After interviewing McIntyre and the family and investigating the scene, Saylor concluded that the boy's death was an accident. The boy is believed to have been unfamiliar with the terrain and had been coming down the slope too fast when he hit a dip and lost control of the vehicle.

Jarmon was air-lifted to Kosair Children's Hospital by Air Evac helicopter. He was pronounced dead on arrival. The preliminary cause of death was compression asphyxia.

Saylor said the family was appreciative with the quick response time and help given by all the emergency personnel involved, including the Milltown Police Department, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Indiana State Police, Milltown VFD and Crawford County EMS.

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