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Two Columbus residents died Sunday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash in Shelby County, police said.
The victims were a 28-year-old male and a 35-year-old female, Maj. David Tilford, chief deputy of the Shelby County Sheriff Department, said in a news release.
Names were not immediately released because family members were being notified.
About 4:25 p.m., the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call regarding a crash with two possible fatalities at State Roads 252 and 9.
When officers arrived at the scene, they saw two vehicles off the southeast corner of the intersection. One vehicle was a beige 1997 Ford Thunderbird operated by the 28-year old Columbus male.
He was trapped in the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. The 35-year-old Columbus female, the passenger, also was trapped in the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene, Tilford said.
The other vehicle, a white 1995 Cadillac, was operated by a 32-year-old Shelbyville female. She sustained an injury to her lower leg and was transported to Methodist Hospital by ambulance. A passenger in the Cadillac, a 35-year-old male from Edinburgh, did not receive any injuries.
A 3-year-old male also was in the vehicle and was transported with the driver to Methodist to be treated for minor injuries sustained from the seatbelt, Tilford said.
After investigating the scene, police determined that the 1995 Cadillac was southbound on State Road 9 and the 1997 Ford Thunderbird was traveling east on State Road 252. The 1997 Ford Thunderbird, driven by the Columbus man, failed to stop at the intersection and entered into the traveled portion of State Road 9.
The driver of the Cadillac was unable to avoid the collision and struck the Ford Thunderbird. The impact forced both vehicles off the southeast side of the roadway, Tilford said.
Toxicology results are pending and the investigation continues.
The sheriff’s department received assistance from the Shelbyville Fire Department, Flat Rock Fire Department, Shelbyville Fire Department medics, Ross Wrecker and the Shelby County Sheriff's Department Fatal Crash Team.
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