Sheriff Dallas Baldwin states that the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal traffic crash that occurred on April 28, 2020 at approximately 9:55pm. A passerby called 911 stating that a car was flipped on in its top along IR 70 westbound near the 90 mile marker. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and the Columbus Division of Fire responded to the scene. The driver, Cheryl Norabeth-Wade, age 44 of Columbus was the sole occupant of the white 2004 Chevy Impala. The Columbus Division of Fire extricated the driver from the vehicle and transported her to Grant Medical Center. The driver was pronounced deceased at 10:59pm from her injuries.
Alcohol and drugs do not appear to be a factor at this time. This incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information related to this crash should contact the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Accident Investigation Unit at 614-525-6113.