Impaired driving suspected in fatal wrong way crash on southeast side

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One person was killed and several others injured after a crash Tuesday afternoon in southeast Franklin County.

The crash happened on the ramp from US 33 westbound to Refugee Road just before 1 p.m.

According to Columbus Police, a Chevrolet Tahoe was driving the wrong direction on the ramp from eastbound Refugee Road to westbound U.S. 33 when it struck a Nissan Sentra head-on.

The Tahoe's driver was taken to Grant Medical Center where police processed him as a suspected impaired driver. No charges have been filed as police await test results.

The driver of the Sentra, 63-year-old Betty Griggs of New Lexington, was transported to Grant Medical Center where she later died.

Three other people from the Nissan were also critically injured, including an 8 and 2-year-old.

The ramp was closed for a couple hours but has reopened.

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