COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Deputies are investigating a shooting and a crash that left two people dead on the west side of Columbus.
At about 11 p.m. Tuesday, several 911 calls were made to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office for a single-car crash in the eastbound lanes of West Broad Street at the I-270 overpass in Prairie Township.
Deputies responded and found a white Ford Crown-Victoria that had crashed into the I-270 bridge abutment column from the eastbound lanes of West Broad Street.
Deputies said the male driver of the vehicle, identified by the sheriff’s office as DeMarco Dubose, 35, had been shot at least one time. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
A second person, Roline Williams, 40, suffered severe injuries as a result of the crash, according to deputies, and was taken to an area hospital where she later died.
Detectives with the sheriff’s office believe the victims were shot at by someone in another vehicle, possibly a mid-2000 red or maroon Mercury sedan. No arrests have been made.
This is the second double homicide the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office has investigated in less than a week.
“I’ve been a part of the criminal investigations division since 2000, as an investigator, a sergeant over the homicide squad, and now obviously the chief deputy over the division, and I can’t recall the last time that we’ve had back-to-back double homicides in such a short period of time,” said sheriff’s office Chief Deputy Rick Minerd.
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office states a motive for the shooting is unknown at this time but asks anyone with information on the shooting to call the detective bureau at 614-525-3351.