Columbus police are investigating the possibility of charges against two people in relation to a deadly Sunday morning accident.
Columbus police say that two drivers may face DUI charges for their roles in a three car accident on I-185 early Sunday morning.
Sgt. Fred Carnes made a statement alleging that of the three drivers involved, two were said to be under the influence. Alcohol is listed in police reports as a contributing factor in the crash.
According to the police report, a black Nissan Maxima was traveling southbound at about 1:25 a.m. The vehicle began to drift onto the grass median and started to flip over.
A green Kia Soul was traveling southbound at the same time. The black car landed in the northbound lanes on its roof, sliding and striking the Kia on its left rear side.
A white Chevy Cruze was also traveling northbound and crashed into the Kia that had stopped after the first accident.
The Chevy burst into flames after the crash. The driver was able to escape the vehicle without injury. A pedestrian who had stopped to render aid after the first crash was injured by debris from the second accident.
The initial crash killed one of the passengers. Two passengers from the black Nissan, two passengers from the Kia, and both drivers were all taken to Midtown Medical Center. They all had visible injuries.
All three vehicles sustained extensive damage.
The driver of the Nissan and the driver of the Chevy were both reported to have been under the influence at the time of the accident.
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