3 injured in multivehicle crash in Columbus

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COLUMBUS, Ind. (WISH) — Three people were seriously injured in a multivehicle crash in Columbus Thursday morning.

Columbus Police Department officers were called to County Road 450 South near Country Road 100 West around 6:15 a.m. on reports of a crash involving multiple vehicles.

When officers arrived they found three people seriously injured. Steven Beavers, 65, of Seymour; Maria Hernandez, 39, of Columbus; and Mariela Ramos Gonzalez, 36, of Columbus, were airlifted to an Indianapolis hospital for treatment.

Investigators said Beavers was driving a 1995 Ford F150 truck east on Country Road 450 West when he sideswiped a 2019 Honda Accord. The driver of the Accord, Douglas Meek, 50, of Hope, crashed head-on with a 2001 Nissan Altima driven by Hernandez, injuring her and Gonzalez.

Police did not immediately reveal a potential cause for the crash as their investigation continued.