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Deadly Crash May Have Happened Hours Before It Was Found; L’burg Woman ID’ed

Posted On January 10, 2018

By Mike Perleberg

A woman was killed in a crash on U.S. 50 near Dillsboro on Tuesday. Photo by Indiana State Police.

(Dillsboro, Ind.) – A fatal wreck may have happened hours before the wreckage was discovered down an embankment along US 50 near Dillsboro on Tuesday.

Indiana State Police troopers say a Toyota car was heading eastbound on U.S. 50 near Station Hollow Road when it went off the highway and rolled down an embankment. The car came to a rest on its top.

The wreck may have happened as early as 8:00 a.m Tuesday, but it was not discovered until noon because the car was difficult for passing motorists to see.

ISP Sgt. Stephen Wheeles say the driver, 55-year-old Cynthia McCool, of Lawrenceburg, had been ejected in the crash. She was pronounced dead at the scene by the Dearborn County Coroner’s Office.

“It is unknown if alcohol or drugs were involved,” said Wheeles. “Investigators do not believe that any other vehicles were involved.  There were foggy conditions in the area with reduced visibility this morning which may have played a factor in the crash.”

The investigation into the crash is ongoing.

Indiana State Police were assisted by the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department and the Dearborn County Coroner’s Office.

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