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A Columbus man crosses into oncoming traffic killing 1

A fatal car crash that claimed the life of unidentified Toyota driver in the early morning hours of Thursday, May 11, 2017 is under investigation by the Columbus Police Department. A preliminary investigation into the accident seems to point to the driver of the other unidentified vehicle as having crossed the center line into the westbound one. This resulted in a head-on collision with the deceased.

The accident occurred at approximately 3:39 a.m. The 33-year-old and his 32-year-old passenger were riding eastbound along East 11th Avenue near its intersection with Ohlen Avenue at the time. It’s believed that the unidentified Toyota driver died right away as a result of the impact.

As for other two men, they were both transported from the scene to Grant Medical Center. They were listed as having been in stable condition upon their arrival there. It’s there that the driver of the car that crossed into oncoming traffic had his blood drawn so that toxicology tests could be run.

Police are awaiting the results of those tests before deciding whether or not the man will face any criminal charges for his role in causing the fatal car crash. Even if police don’t file charges, the man could held civilly liable for having crossed the line into oncoming traffic resulting in this man’s death.

If you have a loved one that has been killed as a result of his or her involvement in an auto accident, then you might be entitled to reimbursement of funeral costs and other damages. To better understand what your rights are, you may wish to seek out the guidance of a Columbus, Ohio wrongful death attorney.

Source:, “One dead after north Columbus crash,” May 11, 2017