One dead after crash on northeast side of Columbus

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Columbus Police say one person is dead after a crash at the intersection of Cleveland and Minerva avenues.

Police say the crash happened Thursday night around 6:45pm.

According to police, Jose Veliz was driving a Jeep Liberty southbound on Cleveland Avenue. He went left of center, hitting a Ford Fusion head on.

The victim, now identified as 31-year-old Amber Moses, was transported to Mt. Carmel St. Ann’s, where she was pronounced dead. Moses was the passenger in the Ford Fusion.

According to police, Veliz is being charged with aggravated vehicular homicide and vehicular assault. Court records show he is also being charged with aggravated vehicular assault with alcohol and for vehicular assault in a construction zone.

One other person was taken to Grant Medical Center in stable condition.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

This is the 59th fatal traffic crash in Columbus for 2017.

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