Woman killed in Boone County crash identified

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BOONE COUNTY (Feb. 17, 2015) – A woman was killed after her car ran off the roadway and struck a tree in Boone County, said officials with the sheriff’s office.

Emergency crews responded to the accident at County Road 1200 East and County Road 650 North around 9:10 a.m.

Authorities said the driver, 34-year-old Melisa Shinault of Sheridan, Ind., ran off the roadway for unknown reasons. The vehicle struck a utility pole wire and a large rock, before striking a tree, causing the vehicle to overturn.

Shinault was pronounced deceased on the scene.

The crash remains under investigation.

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