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.