Edinburgh man dies in crash on U.S. 31

A 53-year-old Edinburgh man was killed in a crash between the SUV he was riding in and a semi on U.S. 31 Sunday evening.

Authorities says that Musa Rahmani was a passenger in the vehicle when the driver, 26-year-old Valon Rahmani of Edinburgh lost control and crossed the center line of the highway into the path of the semi. Musa Rahmani was ejected from the vehicle and died from blunt force trauma to the head and chest in the crash near Indianapolis Road at about 8:55 p.m. Sunday evening, says Bartholomew County Coroner Clayton Nolting.

Valon Rahmani was seriously injured in the crash. After being taken to Columbus Regional Hospital, he was flown to IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis for treatment. The driver of the semi was uninjured.

The crash is being investigated by the Columbus Police Department.

Nolting urged all drivers to be extra cautious in winter weather conditions.