COLD SPRING, Ky. - The police chief says he doesn't believe drugs were involved in the head-on crash that killed a young mother and daughter Thursday night, but the investigation goes on.
Desirae Hensley, 30, and 8-year-old Jakyra Cundiff, both of Alexandria, died when a car crossed the center line and hit them in the 5400 block of Alexandria Pike, near the Low Gap intersection, according to police.
"There was no evidence at the scene I saw of drugs," Cold Spring Police Chief Brian Messer said Friday. "I looked inside the cars and didn’t see anything, and talking to friends of one of the drivers, they said they had no known history of using drugs."
The other driver, Tammy Feinauer, 37, of Crestview, was hospitalized at University of Cincinnati Medical Center. She is expected to recover.
Investigators were back on the scene Friday morning trying to determine what led up to the crash. Police said it’s too early to say if Feinauer will face charges.
A GoFundMe account has been set to cover funeral expenses. Both victims were pronounced dead at the scene.
“It’s horrifying," Messer said. "It’s probably the worst thing that you can see in law enforcement."
Campbell County dispatchers originally said drugs were believed to be a factor in the crash, but Messer said Thursday night it was too soon to tell.
"We have officers over at UC (Medical Center) trying to investigate with the other person that was in the car and determine what information they can provide for us," Messer said.
Police believe the people in the crash were wearing seatbelts.