3 dead in traffic crash in northeast Columbus

Police on scene at accident at Sunbury Road and Morse Road (Nicki Thacker/WBNS)
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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Police are investigating after three people were killed following a two-vehicle crash in northeast Columbus Saturday night.

According to Columbus police, the crash happened shortly after 10 p.m. at the intersection of Sunbury Road and Morse Road.

A woman was driving a Toyota Camry westbound on Morse Road east of Sunbury Road when she collided with an Audi A6.

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The Audi then collided with another vehicle that was stopped and unoccupied in the left lane of Morse Road.

Police say a passerby helped the driver and two passengers in the Audi out of the vehicle before it caught fire.

The driver of the Camry, who was later identified as 40-year-old Kumari Biswakarma and her passenger and daughter, 24-year-old Anju Biswakarma, were pronounced dead at the scene.

A third passenger was taken to Mount Carmel East Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The driver and one passenger from the Audi were taken to Grant Medical Center for non-life-threating injuries.

The other passenger, identified as 17-year-old JaShawn Scott, was taken to Mount Carmel East Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police confirmed Scott passed away on Tuesday.

The crash remains under investigation.

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