2 dead after car crashes into structure on east side

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COLUMBUS, OH (WCMH)– Two people are dead after a car crashed into a structure on Columbus’ east side.

Columbus Division of Police dispatch says the crash happened just before 2 a.m. Sunday on the 400 block of Hamilton Avenue.

When police arrived on the scene, they say they found an SUV had driven into the side of a home with 51-year-old Jonathan Mitchell and an unnamed female passenger inside the vehicle.

Both were pronounced dead at the scene shortly after.

CPD investigators say based on vehicle and roadway evidence, it appears Mitchell was driving on the Hamilton Avenue exit ramp from I 71 N toward Leonard Ave. when he lost control of the vehicle, left the road, hit a tree, then the home.

NBC4’s Catherine Ross says the scene shows damage and tire tracks indicating the car was driving on Hamilton Ave. when it left the roadway and hit what appears to be an unoccupied apartment at 488 Hamilton Ave.

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