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Police identify man killed in 2-vehicle crash on State Route 315 near West Lane Avenue

The Accident Investigation Unit is investigating the crash.
Credit: Ohio Department of Transportation

COLUMBUS, Ohio — One man is dead after a two-vehicle crash that happened Saturday morning on State Route 315 near West Lane Avenue in Columbus.

Columbus police say 35-year-old Julio Martinez, of Grove City, died in the crash, which happened around 3 a.m.

Authorities say Martinez was driving south on State Route 315 approaching West Lane Avenue in a 2007 Honda Civic.

At the same time, someone was driving north in the southbound lanes of State Route 315 and was also approaching West Lane Avenue in a 2020 Honda CRV.

The two vehicles crashed into one another. Martinez and the other driver were both taken to OSU Wexner Medical Center. He died from his injuries around 4 a.m.

The south bound lanes of State Route 315 near West Lane Avenue were initially shut down, but later reopened.

The Accident Investigation Unit is investigating the crash.