One person was pronounced dead after a crash that closed U.S. Route 62 for hours.
The multi-vehicle crashed closed U.S. Route 62, between Walnut and Central College roads in New Albany, for about two and a half hours.
According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, a driver of a 2011 four-door Hyundai rear ended a Chevy Cobalt that was stopped in traffic. The force of the crash caused the driver of the Cobalt to rear end a 2009 Chevy Impala, which also was stopped in traffic at about 6:15 p.m.
The force of the crash caused the driver of the Hyundai to go left of center, striking a 2005 Mazda head on.
The driver of the Hyundai, a 29-year-old Clermont County resident, was taken to St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville, where he was pronounced dead.
One other person involved in the crash was taken by helicopter to Grant Medical Center.
Four other people were hospitalized with less serious injuries.
The names of those involved were not immediately released.
According to the sheriff’s office, drugs and alcohol were suspected factors in the crash.
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