Skip to content

Indiana Department of Natural Resources

< Back | Agency Home | Submit Events >

Search events. View events.

All Categories

Submit Events

Welcome to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources' Calendar. All events are Eastern Time Zone unless otherwise noted in the event.

Click for help in using calendar displays. Print the contents of the current screen.

Advanced Search

(New Search)




Notify me if this event changes.Add this event to my personal calendar.Email this event to a friend.
Go Back
Advisory: Multiple Injuries During Fatal Off-road Vehicle Crash (Putnam County)
Start Date: 10/1/2018Start Time: 12:00 AM
Event Description:
Indiana Conservation Officers responded to a call about a crash involving a Polaris Razor near Heritage Lake. Robert Drake, 27, of Fillmore, was transported to the hospital with complaints of back pain.  Hayden Salapek, 20, of Warren, Pennsylvania was pronounced dead at the scene.
The incident took place around 2:20 a.m. this morning at the intersection of County Road 500 North and County Road 705 East. Salapek was found unresponsive in the roadway after being ejected from the driver’s seat of the ORV. A helicopter was initially dispatched to airlift victims, but was later disregarded.
Drake was reported to have been wearing the factory installed safety harness in the passenger seat at the time of the crash, and was driven by friends to Hendricks County Regional Hospital to be medically evaluated. No helmets were being worn by either victim during the crash. 
Indiana Conservation Officers are currently investigating the incident, and an autopsy is being completed Oct. 1, 2018 at 10 a.m. at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute. No foul play is suspected at this time, but alcohol is believed to have been a contributing factor.
Putnam County Sheriff’s Department, Putnam County Operation Life Ambulance Service, Putnam County Coroner’s Office, Bainbridge Community Fire Department, Floyd Township Fire Department, and Indiana State Police all assisted at the scene.

Contact Information:
Name: Nathan Lutz
Phone: (317) 619-9222
State calendar entry type:
Press Release
State calendar entry category:
State calendar classification:
  • Residents
  • Visiting and Playing
  • Agency Name:
  • Natural Resources, Department of

  • Calendar Software powered by Dude Solutions   
    Select item(s) to Search

    Select item(s) to Search
    Select item(s) to Search

    Select item(s) to Search