7/23/17 – Two people were killed when a motorcycle collided with a riding lawnmower in Columbus yesterday evening. The accident happened at 6:52pm on Hall Road between Boelte Road and Wendt Road. Columbia County Sheriff Dennis Richards says both the operator of the riding lawnmower and the motorcycle died at the scene. Names are being withheld pending notification of family and the accident remains under investigation. The Columbus Fire Department assisted at the scene and closed traffic off on Hall Road. The last unit left the scene at 11:22pm. The Columbia County Sheriff’s Department was also assisted by the Columbus Police Department, Lifestar EMS, the Columbia County Highway Department and Blystone’s Towing.