Driver Killed At Motocross Race South Of Crothersville

A Brownstown man was killed while competing in an all-terrain vehicle race at the High Fly MX race course south of Crothersville on Sunday.
Blake Henson, 20, was racing about 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the High Fly MX course when he lost control during a jump and flipped his ATV onto himself, according to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources officer Nate Berry.
Berry said, “Henson was attempting a jump with other riders when he lost control of this Kawasaki 400 ATV. The ATV flipped forward, landing on Henson and causing the injuries.”
Henson was wearing a safety helmet, chest protector, gloves, boots and riding clothing, Berry said.
The event was sanctioned by the American Motorcycle Association, according to reports.
STAT ambulance service of Columbus was on standby at the track and a paramedic with that firm provided immediate attention to Henson. He was transported to Scott County Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, the Conservation Officer said.
Scott County Coroner Kevin Collins said Henson died as a result of blunt force trauma to the chest and head.
High Fly MX (Moto Cross) track is in its second season of operation on County Road 700 S just south of the I-65 & US 31 interchange south of town. Races at the track continued Sunday afternoon following the accident, Berry said.