Kitts Hill woman dies in car accident

Published 3:30 pm Tuesday, June 30, 2015

KITTS HILL — The Ironton Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal one-vehicle crash that occurred Monday night on Township Road 237 in Lawrence Township. The roadway was closed for approximately three hours as a result of the crash.

According to a release from the OSHP, Valerie L. Jenkins, 55, of Kitts Hill, was driving a 2007 Ford Mustang northbound on Township Road 237 when it failed to take a curve and drove off to the right of the road.

The Mustang struck an embankment causing it to overturn onto its top and came to rest in a small creek. Preliminary investigations reveal the crash occurred sometime overnight and possibly during one of the severe thunderstorms that occurred.

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The Ironton Post received the call of the crash at about 6:20 a.m. on Tuesday morning. The crash remains under investigation.