Pataskala man dies in crash on Grandview Ave. near I-670 ramp

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The Columbus Division of Police says a Pataskala man died Wednesday after a crash on Grandview Avenue near the ramp to I-670 westbound.

Police say a 2016 Ford Transit Connect van was northbound on Grandview Ave. south of Watermark Ave. at 12:01pm Wednesday. A driver in a 1997 Honda Accord was southbound on Grandview Ave. and was turning left to enter the on-ramp to I-670 westbound. The two vehicles collided.

The front seat passenger in the Ford van, 48-year-old Lawrence Benintend, was taken by medics to Mt. Carmel West with life-threatening injuries and died shortly before 3:30pm.

The driver of the Ford was evaluated at the scene and released. The driver of the Honda was taken to Mt. Carmel West in stable condition. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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