Columbus man killed in Prairie Township crash

PRAIRIE TWP, OH (WCMH) — The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal car accident that happened early Sunday morning.

The crash happened around 12:50am Sunday at the intersection of Hubbard Road and Conbrook Court in Prairie Township.

According to Sheriff Dallas Baldwin, Michael Tanner, 47, of Columbus, was driving a 1974 Chevrolet Nova northbound on Hubbard Road, just south of Conbrook Court. For reasons unknown, Tanner’s car went off the right side of the road where it struck a tree.

Tanner was pronounced dead on the scene by Prairie Township medics.

Sheriff Baldwin said there is no indication that drugs or alcohol were contributing factors to the crash. Tanner was wearing his seatbelt at the time.

The crash remains under investigation. 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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