Columbus woman dies in accident on Flintwood Drive

An 86-year-old Columbus woman died after being hit by a car on Flintwood Drive. Our news gathering partners at “The Republic” are reporting that June E. Markham was in the road when she was struck Monday night by a vehicle driven by 70-year-old Martha A. Powell, of Columbus.

Police said Powell was driving northbound on Flintwood when the accident occurred. The paper says that Powell did not see Markham in the road prior to the collision. Markham was taken to Columbus Regional Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Bartholomew County Coroner Clayton Nolting said the cause has been ruled accidental and that Markham died of blunt force trauma to the chest.

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