Two-vehicle crash claims life of Columbus resident

A Friday afternoon crash involving a passenger-vehicle and a semi resulted in the death of a Columbus man.

Judy Jackson, spokesperson for the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department, says that at 12:54 p.m., police and medics responded to the scene on 25th Street, just east of County Road 500 East. Investigators say that, for unknown reasons, the westbound vehicle, driven by 24-year-old Samuel R. Winick, veered into the eastbound lane and crashed in to the semi tractor trailer. Winick perished in the crash, which closed a section of 25th Street for nearly three-hours.

Jackson says that the driver of the semi was 65-year-old Gregory Freeman, of Columbus, Ohio. His condition has not been released.

The Sheriff’s Department says that the investigation of the crash is ongoing.