Independence County Authorities Investigating Hanging at Race Track

BATESVILLE, AR - Independence County authorities are investigating what was reported as a "hanging death" of a woman this week at the Batesville Speedway, near Locust Grove.

The death apparently occured in the past 48 hours.

Deputies and investigators with the Independence County Sheriff's Dept. were called to the scene around 8:30 a.m. yesterday, and the county coroner was dispatched to the scene a short time later.

The name of the victim has not yet been released.