COLUMBUS (WCMH) — One man is dead and two others are injured after a vehicle crashed into a tree in north Columbus late Saturday night.
According to Columbus Police, officers responded to a report of a car accident on the 2100 block of Tupsfield Road around 10:53pm Saturday. Officers found a 2004 Ford Expedition that had crashed into a tree.
Three men were inside the vehicle at the time of the crash. A passenger in the backseat, only identified as a 20-year-old man, was taken to Riverside Hospital in critical condition where he was later pronounced dead. The two other men were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Police identified the driver of the Expedition as Jacinto Corio, 19. Investigators say they are still trying to determine what made Corio lose control of the vehicle and drive off the left side of the road.