An accident Thursday night on State Road 46 left a Columbus man dead and sent another to an Indianapolis hospital.
58-year-old Richard D. Walters of Columbus died after the head-on crash that happened at about 8 p.m. last night. He was taken to Columbus Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Columbus police say that an SUV driven by 34-year-old Nathan F. Morrow of Bloomington was headed west on State Road 46 near Goeller Boulevard when it crossed the curbed median, striking Walter’s eastbound car head-on.
Morrow was taken to Columbus Regional Hospital with a head injury, then transferred to IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.
Police say the crash remains under investigation and toxicology results are pending.
Assisting at the crash scene were: Columbus Fire Department, Bartholomew County Sheriffs Department, Indiana State Police and Columbus Regional Hospital EMS.