Columbus child dies in dirt bike accident

A Columbus boy died Saturday while riding a dirt bike in southern Bartholomew County according to Indiana conservation officers.

The officers say that the accident happened at about 2:20 p.m. Saturday afternoon in the 12000 block of West 525 South when the 5-year-old was riding the dirt bike up an incline, lost control and crashed into a tree.

Family members tried to revive the boy and he was taken to Southwest Fire Department in Ogilville for further assistance. The boy was then flown to IU Riley Hospital for Children by Lifeline helicopter, where he was pronounced dead.

Investigators say that he was wearing a helmet and other protective safety equipment at the time of the accident.

Other assisting agencies include Bartholomew County Sheriff Department, Columbus Regional Hospital Ambulance.