A 39-Year-Old Paoli Woman is behind bars after being arrested Friday night for leaving the scene of an accident after allegedly striking her husband and killing him near Hardinsburg.
Today Indiana State Police detectives are investigating the accident and her charges now include Reckless Homicide after police found her dead husband’s body in a ditch along US 150 near Hardinsburg in Washington County.
Sandra Adelle Huff, 39, Paoli, was booked into the Washington County Detention Center Friday night after 11p.
She is currently charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident and Reckless Homicide, a Level 5 Felony.
Dead is her husband, 45-year-old Roger Hardin.
Police were called to the scene at 6:07 Friday evening after a 911 caller gave information about a male lying in a ditch along US 150 near Honey Creek Road near the Washington/Orange County line.
After officers arrived on-scene, they located a deceased male and received information that a car may have intentionally struck the victim.
Officers then requested assistance from Indiana State Police (ISP) detectives and crime scene technicians.
Detective Travis Baker responded, assisted by Detective Sergeant Dave Mitchell.
As a result of the preliminary investigation, ISP detectives believe that a silver, 2009 Kia Spectra, driven by Huff, 39 was eastbound on US 150 approaching Honey Creek Road.
Occupying the front passenger seat was Hardin and two adult friends in the rear passenger seat. While driving, a domestic argument began between Huff and Hardin.
Detectives believe the argument became physical, causing Huff to drive the vehicle off the north side of the roadway and into a ditch.
According to police, Hardin and one of the two rear-seat passengers then exited the car.
After Hardin was out of the vehicle, police say, Huff attempted to pull back out onto the highway, striking and killing Roger Hardin.
Huff then left the scene, leaving both Hardin and the passenger at the crash scene.
ISP troopers and detectives located Huff approximately three hours after the crash in Washington County.
Huff is currently incarcerated at the Washington County Jail and awaiting arraignment on Monday.
This investigation is ongoing as detectives await autopsy results and will conduct additional interviews and further inspect the vehicle and crash scene.
Indiana State Police detectives were assisted by the Washington County Sheriff’s Department, The Orange County Sheriff’s Department, The Washington County Coroner’s Office, and Indiana Conservation Officers.