UPDATE: Woman Left For Dead Following Cilley Road Crash

Posted On June 17, 2014

By Mike Perleberg

fatal-accident-crash-graphic-small.jpgUpdate posted Wednesday, June 17 at 6:44 a.m.:

The search for a missing woman ended tragically on Monday in Whitewater Township, Hamilton County.

A car was found wrecked into a utility pole on Cilley Road near Kilby Road around 2:00 in the afternoon. Inside, 29-year-old Jena Nicole Higgins, of Colerain, was dead in the passenger seat.

Higgins, a mother of four according to various media reports, had been reported missing by her family on Sunday evening.

Police suspect Higgins was riding in the car with a friend she had met at a bar in Cleves sometime Saturday night. That driver lost control of the Pontiac sedan and wrecked off Cilley Road early Sunday morning. The car impacted trees and a utility pole.

The driver fled the scene, apparently leaving Higgins alone in the wreckage about 30 feet off the road, out of view from other drivers passing by.

Hamilton County Sheriff’s investigators say a person of interest has been identified, but that person’s name has not been released. Drugs and alcohol are believed to be factors in the wreck.

The wreck remains under investigation.


Original story posted Monday, June 16 at 3:00 p.m.

(Whitewater Township, Oh.) – A crash with serious and possibly fatal injuries occurred in Whitewater Township, Hamilton County Monday afternoon.

The accident was reported on the 10000 block of Cilley Road, not far off Kilby Road, just before 2:00 p.m.

Cilley Road may be shut down to traffic as long as emergency responders remain on scene.

No further details on the accident have been released.