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Waldron man arrested in connection with death investigation in Smithland

A Shelby County man has been charged in connection with a woman's death.

The Shelby County Sheriff's Department says it is continuing to investigate the death of a woman in Smithland. The woman's name is not being released at this time.

The woman was found just before 2:30 p.m. Saturday by a passerby of the home in the 5000 block south of Smithland Road. The sheriff's department says the woman was lying in the driveway and appeared to have suffered from trauma.

An autopsy was scheduled to confirm identity and cause of death.

As detectives worked the scene they were able to develop information on a person and vehicle that may have been involved in the incident.  The Bartholomew County Sheriff's Department located the vehicle and Jarrod L. Procell, 43, of Waldron.

At this time, Procell has been charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident.