The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the deadly crash that killed one and injured five on I-270 in southeast Columbus.
A dump truck driven by Charles Reichard, 56, was traveling westbound on I-270 around 2:30 p.m. when the driver side front tire blew apart, which caused the vehicle to lose control, cross the median and into the eastbound lanes.
The truck then hit a Ford E350 driven by Jordan Daniels, a Toyota Camry driven by Reenu Bhagnani, and a box truck that rolled over on the south side of the road. The driver of that box truck, who’s name is not being released at this time, was pronounced dead at Grant Medical Center.
The driver of the dump truck, Reichard, was taken to Grant Medical Center in critical condition.
Rennu and her passengers in the Camry, Dushant Lohano, Kabir Bhagwan, and Alisha Bhanani were taken to Nationwide Children’s Hospital and are in stable condition.
The driver of the Ford, Daniels was uninjured.
At this time, there is no indication that alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash.
See our initial story on the crash below.