One dead following crash in west Columbus

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — One person is dead following a multi-vehicle crash on Columbus’ west side Friday night.

According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, at about 7:08pm, Friday, deputies were called to W. Broad Street and Georgesville Road on the report of a four-vehicle crash. 

Deputies say a 2014 Chevrolet Captiva was traveling west on W. Broad Street when it struck the back end of a 2002 Dodge Caravan that was stopped at a red light. 

The Caravan then struck a 2002 Ford Mustang, and then a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder. 

The driver of the Caravan, Steven Waits, 64, of Grove City, was pronounced dead at the scene.  

The driver of the Captiva and the Mustang were both transported to area hospitals in stable condition.  

Deputies continue to investigate the crash but say it is unclear at this time if alcohol or drugs were a factor; All drivers were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash. 

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