Meghann Smith, 24, of LaGrange, Ga., died early Sunday in a crash involving three vehicles in Columbus.
Muscogee chief deputy coroner Freeman Worley pronounced Smith dead at 2:13 a.m. The cause of death was given as blunt force trauma pending an autopsy.
Worley said he received a call from police at 1:44 a.m. shortly after the crash occurred.
Worley said several people were sent to Midtown Medical Center for treatment and was not sure how badly anyone was hurt.
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The wreck happened in the northbound lane of I-185 between the Airport Thruway exit and the J.R. Allen Parkway exit.
Worley said Smith was a passenger in the back seat of a green Kia Soul that was struck by a southbound Nissan Maxima that crossed the median. A Chevrolet was also struck.