A Columbus woman died in a crash involving a semitrailer and an SUV late last month on the city of Delaware’s east side.
Delaware police officers responded to a report of a crash shortly after 10:15 p.m. July 29 at the intersection of U.S. Route 36 and Davidson Lane.
An SUV driven east on Route 36 by Bethany S. Bunting, 33, of Columbus’ North Linden neighborhood struck a semitrailer attempting to turn right onto the road from Davidson Lane, according to police reports.
Police Capt. Adam Moore said the initial investigation into the crash has led officials to believe Bunting drove through a red light at the intersection before hitting the semitrailer.
The driver of the semitrailer was not injured in the crash, reports said.
The case remains under investigation and no charges have been filed. Moore said investigators believe drug use may have been a factor in the crash.
In other recent Delaware police reports:
• A man reported a theft took place between Feb. 1 and July 27 at a residence in the 200 block of Lone Pine Road. The man told investigators someone took two firearms, together valued at $450, from a safe in the residence.
• A woman reported theft and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle occurred between 6 p.m. July 27 and 11:30 a.m. July 28 in the 100 block of Village Gate Boulevard. Someone drove the woman’s vehicle without permission and stole jewelry valued at $1,030, police reports said.
The victim recovered the jewelry and declined to prosecute a suspect in the case, according to police reports.
• A woman reported a theft of drugs took place between 9 a.m. July 21 and 9 a.m. July 22 in the 100 block of East Winter Street. Someone stole six pills worth $6, according to reports.
• A man reported a theft from a vehicle occurred between 4 and 4:15 p.m. July 31 in the first block of East Winter Street. Someone stole six CDs, together valued at $35, from the unlocked vehicle, reports said.
• Officers responded to a report of a man fighting with hospital staff shortly before 3:30 a.m. July 31 at Grady Memorial Hospital, 561 W. Central Ave. Officers arrested a 34-year-old Delaware man on a charge of misconduct in an emergency, a first-degree misdemeanor, according to police reports.