1 dead after car found in ditch near freeway

The crash happened on I-71 near S.R. 161 early Monday morning.

COLUMBUS (WCMH) – One person is dead following an early morning crash on the north side of Columbus.

The crash was first reported around 1:15 a.m. Monday on southbound Interstate 71 near State Route 161.

A car was found in a ditch off the freeway. A woman who was inside the car was taken to an area hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

The southbound lanes of I-71 were closed for several hours and reopened shortly before 4 a.m.

Police have not released the identity of the victim.

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