Jogger finds woman dead in car along Indiana roadway

BATESVILLE, Ind. -- A 48-year-old woman was found dead Monday morning by a jogger along State Route 46 in Ripley County, Ind.

Indiana State Police identified Kristen J. Duncan, of Batesville, after the runner found a 2008 Toyota Corolla in a roadside ditch at about 9:30 a.m.

The car driven by Duncan hit a culvert in the ditch head on. Duncan was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

Troopers believe she ran off the road around 11 p.m. on Sunday night.

A nearby resident told ISP they heard a noise around the time of the crash but thought it was just fireworks.

Indiana Trooper Clifton Elston continues to investigate the crash. Anyone with information is asked to contact the department at 812-689-5000.

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