One person is dead and another seriously injured after being hit by a vehicle while walking in a bike lane along Taylor Road.
Columbus police found Anshul Sharma, 30, and Samira Bhardwaj, 28, both of Columbus, had been hit by a vehicle near the intersection of Lakeside Drive and Taylor Road at 7:15 p.m. Sunday, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.
Police said Sharma had died at the scene and Bhardwaj, was seriously injured and was treated at the scene by paramedics before being transported to Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.
A witness told police he saw a red minivan with a damaged windshield driving recklessly on Chandler Lane shortly after the crash, Harris said. Police located the vehicle in a driveway in the 2000 block of Chandler lane and spoke to the driver, Michael B. Demaio, 36, Columbus, Harris said.
Demaio was taken to Columbus Regional Hospital where he failed several field sobriety tests and consented to a blood test. He was arrested on felony charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated resulting in death, operating a vehicle while intoxicated resulting in injury, failure to stop after an accident resulting in death and failure to stop after an accident resulting in injury.
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