The three fatal victims of a Columbus wrong-way collision have been identified. On Friday, December 3rd, the Columbus Police released the names of the deceased trio. They are T’naya Douglas, 19, and Zhaklyla Jackson, 19, of Mansfield, and Mejía De La Cruz, 26, of Columbus.
According to the police, at about 3 a.m. on Friday, November 26th, Douglas drove a 2005 Ford Escape in the left lane of Interstate 71 northbound, south of the Polaris Parkway exit. At that time, Cruz entered the interstate in the northbound lanes but traveled the wrong-way southbound.
Cruz’s 2012 Honda Civic then struck the Escape head-on in the northbound lanes. Douglas and Jackson sustained severe injuries, and medics took them to OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital. The teenagers succumbed to their wounds while undergoing treatment.
Medics took the Honda driver to Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital, where he also succumbed to his injuries. The investigation into the Columbus wrong-way collision is ongoing.
The Columbus Police are also investigating a head-on collision that occurred on Thursday night, December 2nd. The police said a silver Chevy Silverado pickup truck was eastbound on Roberts Road west of Interstate 270 exit at about 7:10 p.m. The preliminary inquiry showed the driver was speeding and lost control of the vehicle.
The truck struck a light pole, continued east on Roberts Road, and collided with a minivan. An occupant of the minivan died at OhioHealth Doctors Hospital at 8:18 p.m. The victim has not been identified, and there’s also no information on the pickup driver.
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