Breaking News
More () »

1 killed, 3 critically injured in crash involving wrong-way driver on I-70 west in east Columbus

Police said six vehicles were involved in the crash.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — One person was killed and three others were seriously injured during a crash on Interstate 70 involving a wrong-way driver in east Columbus Monday morning, police said.

Around 2 a.m., Columbus police said a Ford Focus was traveling east in the westbound lanes of I-70 approaching state Route 33.

Around that time, a Kia Seltos was heading west on I-70 when the Focus clipped the driver’s side of the Kia.  The Seltos rotated counterclockwise and flipped twice before coming to a stop next to the median wall facing southbound.

Police said the Focus continued east and struck a Honda Accord head-on. The Accord rotated counterclockwise and came to a stop on the right shoulder facing southbound.

Three other vehicles were struck and ran over debris, but police said there were no reported injuries from those vehicles.

The front passenger of the Focus was pronounced dead at the scene by medics.

The driver and rear seat passenger of the Focus and the driver of the Accord were taken to Grant Medical Center in critical condition.

The other occupants in the Seltos were taken to Ohio State East Hospital and their conditions were described as stable.

I-70 westbound was shut down for several hours before reopening.

Police did not say if alcohol or drugs were factors in the crash.

Stay with 10TV on this developing story. 

Local News: Recent Coverage ⬇️

Before You Leave, Check This Out