COLUMBUS, OH. (THECOUNT) — Jonathan Mitchell, of Eastmoor, Ohio, has been identified as the victim in a double-fatal crash in Columbus early Sunday morning.
Mitchell, 51, was killed in a vehicle crash along with an unidentified woman in the area of 488 Hamilton Ave on Sunday morning.
According to officials, police responded to reports of a burglary alarm around 1:50 a.m. Sunday morning on Hamilton Ave. When they arrived, police discovered a vehicle that had crashed into a building.
Mitchell and the female passenger were both pronounced dead at the scene.
Police determined Mitchell was operating a vehicle when he exited I-71 on to Leonard Avenue. For unknown reasons, the vehicle lost control, struck a tree and made contact with the building.
The Franklin County Coroner’s office is in the process of identifying the female passenger, reports Dispatch.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
Geo quick facts: Columbus is Ohio’s state capital. The city’s Scioto Mile is a string of parks on both sides of the Scioto River, with a huge interactive fountain and trails. On the west bank, the COSI science center offers hands-on exhibits and a planetarium. Downtown, the Columbus Museum of Art includes American and European paintings and a sculpture garden. The German Village area has restored brick houses built by 1800s settlers – wikipedia.