Victim in Sunday night fatal accident identified

10:35 a.m. update: Columbus police and the Bartholomew County Coroner’s Office have identified the victim in a 9:23 p.m. fatal accident Sunday at U.S. 31 near County Road 50N.

Police said a 2005 Chevrolet Impala driven by Ashley D. Corbin, 28, Columbus, was traveling south on U.S. 31 when it appeared she lost control of her vehicle and slid into the northbound lanes of U.S. 31, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.

Corbin’s vehicle collided with a U-Haul truck driven by Phillip B. Amburgey, 27, Columbus, Harris said. Amburgey was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Corbin was taken to Columbus Regional Hospital where she was pronounced dead by Deputy Coroner Charlie DeWeese.

Bartholomew County Coroner Clayton Nolting said Corbin died from massive blunt trauma to the upper cervical spine and chest.

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COLUMBUS, Indiana –A fatal traffic accident occurred at 9:23 p.m. Sunday in the 700 block of North National Road, between North Knollwood Drive and East 50 North, a short distance south of Clifty Creek Elementary School, according to notifications from the Bartholomew County 911 Emergency Operations Center.

The incident was originally reported as a personal-injury accident. Motorists commented on Facebook that driving conditions in this stretch of road were slick around the time of Sunday night’s accident.

The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department, Columbus Fire Department and Columbus Regional Hospital Emergency Medical Services all responded.

At least a dozen accidents occurred in Bartholomew County between 7:30 and 11:30 p.m. Sunday, according to 911 logs.

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