Columbus woman, 18, killed in Madison County crash

MADISON COUNTY, OH (WCMH) — A Columbus woman was killed Monday afternoon in a two car crash in Madison County.

It happened around 4:11pm Monday on Plain City-Georgesville Road at Lucas Road in Canaan Township.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, 17-year-old Sarah Munford of Hilliard was traveling east on Lucas Road with her 2005 Honda Accord and ran a stop sign. Her car was hit by a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado driven by 38-year-old Nathan Kocher of Galloway.

Munford was taken to Mount Carmel West Hospital with serious injuries.

Munford’s passenger, 18-year-old Alexa Howard, of Columbus was partially ejected from the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Howard was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, troopers said.

Kocher was not injured in the crash. 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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