Two local residents died in a one-vehicle accident just before midnight Sunday on 25th Street in Columbus. Sgt. Alyson Rech, spokeswoman for the Columbus Police Department, says that at approximately 11:30 p.m., officers responded to the intersection of 25th Street and Sandcrest Boulevard. Investigators say that a van, driven by 52-year-old Jesse Tays, was traveling east on 25th Street when it crossed all lanes of traffic and struck a tree on the north side of the road. Authorities are unsure as to what caused the crash. Rech says that Tays and the front seat passenger, 53-year-old Eunice Tays, were pronounced deceased on the scene.
The accident remains under investigation.