Lawrence Co. woman dies in crash

By Frank Lewis

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The Ironton Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a one vehicle fatality crash that occurred overnight on Township Road 237 in Lawrence Township.Killed in that crash was Valerie L. Jenkins, 55 of Kitts Hill, Ohio.

Troopers said a 2007 Ford Mustang operated by Jenkins was north bound on TR 237 when it failed to negotiate a curve and drove off the right side of the roadway. The vehicle struck an embankment causing it to overturn and come to rest on its top in a small creek.

According to the report, a preliminary investigation reveals the crash occurred sometime overnight and possibly during one of the severe thunderstorms that occurred. The Ironton Post received the call of the crash Tuesday morning at approximately 6:20 a.m.

Troopers said Jenkins was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash and the crash remains under investigation.

Reach Frank Lewis at 740-353-3101, ext. 1928, or on Twitter @franklewis.

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