(FRANKLIN CO.) – Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating the apparent drowning death of a Clarksburg woman after her vehicle left the roadway and entered Pipe Creek.
At approximately 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, 63-year-old Carol Jackson, of Clarksburg, was recovered by Indiana Conservation Officer safety divers downstream of the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Franklin County Coroner’s Office.
At approximately 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 31, Franklin County dispatchers received a call from a man reporting that his wife contacted him and that her vehicle was filling with water and being swept away.
Responders from Brookville Fire and Rescue and the Oldenburg Fire Department arrived on scene shortly after and searched the scene until approximately 10 p.m.
At approximately 9 a.m. Tuesday, Indiana Conservation Officers, Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, multiple local agencies, and many volunteers continued the search near the 6100 block of Pipe Creek Road, where a vehicle matching the description was located in the flooded waterway.
Indiana Conservation Officer safety divers searched the vehicle, found it was vacant, and later located Jackson’s body.
An autopsy is scheduled this week.
The death is still currently under investigation.
Assisting agencies include Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, Indiana State Police Aviation, Brookville Volunteer Fire Department, Oldenburg Fire Department and Auxiliary, Clarksburg Volunteer Fire Department, Laurel Volunteer Fire Department, Laurel Police Department, Batesville Fire and Ambulance, Rescue 24, Hamilton County Ohio District 8, and more than 150 volunteers.