A head-on collision forced authorities to close the main road used by workers at several Walesboro-area manufacturers for an hour late Wednesday afternoon.
At 4:28 p.m., two mini-vans carrying a total of nine people collided in front of Columbus Fire Station 6, located at 1900 W. County Road 450S, according to Columbus Fire spokesman Capt. Mike Wilson.
That heavily-travelled road, used by several workers at the Cummins midrange engine plant, Faurencia Technologies, and other manufacturers in the Woodside Industrial park, remained off-limits near the station until 5:22 p.m., Wilson said.
While three of the nine occupants of the two vehicles were taken to Columbus Regional Hospital, Wilson said their injuries appeared to be minor.
Other details, including the names of the minivan occupants, were not available from Columbus Police early Wednesday evening.
The uninjured occupants, which include two adults and four children, were provided shelter at the fire station until they could arrange transportation, Wilson said.