COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — One person is dead and three others were injured after a crash on Interstate 270 South Sunday afternoon on the east side of Columbus.
The crash happened at approximately 2:04 p.m. in the southbound lanes of I-270 past US Route 33.
Columbus police said a Mercedes Benz SUV and a Honda Fit were traveling south on I-270 when the Honda was trying to pull into a turnaround area between the northbound and southbound lanes when it hit the Mercedes, causing the Mercedes to flip.
The driver of the Mercedes, who police identified only as a man in his 50s, was ejected from the car and was pronounced dead at the scene. Two child passengers in the Mercedes were taken to Nationwide Children’s Hospital and are in stable condition. The driver of the Honda was taken to Mount Carmel East hospital in stable condition.
Columbus police have not released the identity of the person who died in the crash pending positive identification from the Franklin County Coroner’s Office.
The southbound lanes of I-270 southbound were closed for nearly five hours due to the crash and subsequent police investigation.
This is the 18th traffic fatality in Columbus in 2023.