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Sep 27

Fatal car crash

Posted on September 27, 2017 at 3:40 PM by Laura Oldham

UPDATE: The victim in the fatal car crash that occurred earlier this morning at W. 5th Ave. and Dublin Rd. has been identified as Elizabeth A. Edwards, 36, of Renwick Ln., Columbus, Ohio.

The Grandview Heights Police Department would like to express our sincere condolences to the family of Ms. Edwards.

The crash remains under investigation. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Grandview Height Police Department at 614-488-7901. 

On September 27, 2017, at approximately 4:00am, the Grandview Heights Police Department was notified of a vehicle traveling westbound at a high rate of speed on W. 5th Ave from the Olentangy River Rd area. The vehicle was estimated to be traveling in excess of 100 mph.

A second call was received within two minutes from a person reporting an injury crash at the intersection of W. 5th Ave and Dublin Rd. When our officers arrived, the vehicle was engulfed in flames.

One occupant, a female, was discovered inside the vehicle and pronounced deceased at the scene. The victim has yet to be identified and will undergo an autopsy at the Franklin County Coroner’s Office. The vehicle is a black 2017 Chevrolet Cruze. Investigators are still trying to determine the identity of the registered owner of the vehicle. All identifying marks were destroyed in the crash and subsequent fire.

The crash is being investigated by the Grandview Heights Police Department with the assistance of the Columbus Police Department’s Accident Investigation and Reconstruction Unit.

If anyone has information regarding the crash or the victim, it is requested that you contact the Grandview Heights Police Department at 614-488-7901.