Third death reported from weekend accident

October 16, 2019

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A third person has died from injuries sustained in a weekend accident involving three vehicles.

The Columbus Dispatch reports Gahanna Lincoln High School’s principal informed students that 17-year-old junior JaShawn Scott had died. He was on the school’s football team.

Police in central Ohio said Sunday that the driver of a Toyota Camry and a female passenger were dead at the scene late Saturday, while a third woman was hospitalized. The driver of an Audi A6 and a 17-year-old male passenger escaped serious injury, but Scott was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police say after the initial collision with the Camry, the Audi hit a Toyota Tacoma that was the stopped and unoccupied. Police says passers-by helped the Audi’s occupants out before it caught fire.

Police are investigating.