COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – A multi-car crash injured three people and turned fatal for another early Friday morning in central Columbus.
Columbus police reported that a multi-car crash was called in at 12:38 a.m. Friday morning at the intersection of 17th Avenue and Cleveland Avenue in the South Linden neighborhood.
According to the report a person driving a 2013 Ford F-150 with two youth passengers was heading northbound on Cleveland Avenue. As it approached 17th Avenue a person driving a 2017 Volkswagen Jetta, with one passenger, was attempted to turn left on to17th Ave. while heading southbound on Cleveland Ave., It failed to yield before the turn it was struck by the Ford on the right side.
Medics at the scene had to extricate the front-seat passenger, Kourtney Ivery, from the Jetta. She was taken to Grant Medical Center in serious condition and was later pronounced dead at 4:20 a.m.
The driver of the Jetta was listed in stable condition at Grant Medical Center. Two juveniles who were riding in the Ford are also in stable condition at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. It is unknown if the driver of the Ford F-150 sustained any injuries.
NBC4 will update this developing story as the accident remains under investigation. It is the sixth traffic-related fatality this year.