Columbus teen dies in crash

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An 18-year-old woman from Columbus was killed in a crash just before noon Tuesday.

It happened on Deaver Rd. between County Roads 50 W and 150 W.

Columbus Police and Fire crews found a 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue that struck a utility pole on the south side of the road. The driver, 18-year-old Taylor Compton, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Firefighters used extrication equipment to free Compton from the car.

Investigators believe Compton was driving eastbound on Deaver Road when her car left the roadway.

The Indiana State Police is assisting with the investigation. CFD, CRH, and Duke Energy assisted at the scene. Deaver Road is back open.