Crash in Cold Spring Kills Mother, Child
A mother and young child are dead after a crash on Alexandria Pike (U.S. 27) in Cold Spring late Thursday evening.
Police shut down northbound 27 at Route 709 about half a mile south in Alexandria, re-routing traffic to AA Highway due to the crash.
The crash involved two vehicles. The driver of one of those vehicles was transported from the scene, WKRC reported. The mother and daughter were in the other vehicle.
Drugs may have been a factor in the crash, WCPO reported.
The victims were identified as Desirae Hensley, 30, and her daughter, Jakyra Cundiff, 8. The other driver, Tammy Feinauer, 37, was transported from the scene after her vehicle crossed the center line and hit Hensley's car head-on.
Cold Spring Police Chief Brian Messer issued this statement on Friday morning:
As you are aware the Cold Spring Police Department is investigating a collision that occurred on US 27 in the area of Low Gap Road last night. As a result of the collision, two people were pronounced deceased at the scene. The accident is being investigated by the Campbell County Major Accident Response Team with assistance from our department.
Many of you already know the names of everyone involved. We are not publishing those on here as respect to both families involved. It is a tragic situation for both families to go through. Campbell County is a respectful place to live, work, and share experiences together. Let us not take something as tragic as this and make things more difficult for those involved.
The investigation into this collision has just begun, there are many stories being stated about different aspects of what occurred or caused the collision. The officers involved are working diligently to determine those events. Do not rush to a conclusion or prosecute those for these “allegations” that are being published.
When we have more information on the collision we will provide those details in a timely manner. We ask that you keep the families, friends, and first responders involved in your thoughts and prayers and help those involved in any way you can.
This story will be updated when more information is known.
Photo: Police shut down U.S. 27 near Alexandria-Cold Spring line after fatal crash (RCN)