Woman, 75, drowns in Hendricks County after falling into drainage ditch

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HENDRICKS COUNTY, Ind. (April 9, 2015) - People in Hendricks County woke up to devastating news Thursday morning after a well-loved woman in the community died Wednesday night.

She was swept away by a strong current in a drainage ditch while trying to clean up debris in her yard with her husband.

Doris Martin, 75, was a well-known school teacher and taught many people and their children in the community.

Doris Martin

Doris Martin

The Pittsboro Fire Department says the ditch was full of 4-5 feet of water with a current so strong, Martin was swept three-quarters a mile down the drainage ditch. It happened around 7:30 p.m. in the 4800 block of Brookridge Drive, close to the entrance of Cambridge Estates.

"She taught for so many years here, she reached so many people, going back two, three generations," said neighbor and family friend, Tom Collins. "And so I think that's the feeling you have, these people, she really touched them in such a way. Such an endearing person, so sweet. Kind to anyone that she met."

"Her and her husband were just inseparable. You always saw them together. Just the ideal couple is what I always thought. I always thought if I could emulate what those two had together, it’s a pretty amazing relationship. And it had to end like this, it’s just beyond words."

"She’s just a huge loss to this community, and I know, of course the Pittsboro Schools is gonna be greatly affected by this. So I know there’s gonna be a huge outpouring of sorrow and emotions going forward from here," said Collins.

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