Two people were killed and two others were critically injured in a three-vehicle crash Saturday night on the Northeast Side.
Anju Biswakarma, 24, of Columbus, and a woman whose identity was not released early Sunday, died at the scene of the crash that occurred around 10 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Morse and Sunbury roads, according to Columbus police.
Police said the unidentified woman was driving a Toyota Camry westbound on Morse Road, east of Sunbury Road, when the car collided with a Audi A6 going eastbound on Morse Road driven by 18-year-old Kobie Stillwell of Gahanna.
Stillwell’s car then struck a Toyota Tacoma pickup truck.
Passersby helped Stillwell and his two passengers out of the car just before it caught fire, police said.
Biswakarma and her sister, Srijana Biswakarma, 22, were passengers in the Camry. Srijana Biswakarma was taken to Mount Carmel East Hospital with life-threatening injuries, as was 17-year-old JaShawn Scott, of Gahanna, who was a passenger in Stillwell’s car, according to police.
Stillwell and a second passenger, Khaleb Watson, 17, of Columbus, were taken to OhioHealth Grant Medical Center with injuries that were not life-threatening, police said.
The accident remains under investigation.
The two deaths bring to 56 the number of traffic fatalities in the city of Columbus in 2019.