Woman's Body Found In Northbound Lanes Of I-71 In North Columbus - Local news, weather, sports Savannah | WSAV On Your Side

Woman's Body Found In Northbound Lanes Of I-71 In North Columbus

Posted: Updated:
COLUMBUS, Ohio -

The northbound lanes of Interstate 71 have reopened after a woman's body was found in the lanes of the interstate early Wednesday morning.

Officers and EMS personnel were dispatched to I-71 north at about 4:55 a.m. Wednesday after several vehicles traveling north on I-71 reported seeing a woman lying in the middle of the roadway. Callers reported that it appeared the woman had been struck by several vehicles.

The woman was located and pronounced dead on scene by medics at about 5:04 a.m.

Investigators have identified the woman through fingerprints. Her identity will not be released until her next of kin has been notified.

Anyone with information regarding the crash is asked to contact the Columbus police accident investigation unit at 614-645-4767.

The northbound lanes were closed between Interstate 670 and East Cooke Road. The ramps from Hudson Street, Weber Road, East North Broadway, East 5th, East 11th, and East 17th avenues onto I-71 north were also closed, according to officials from the Ohio Department of Transportation.

All northbound lanes and ramps reopened at about 11:50 a.m.

No other information was readily available.

Special Features

        Radar                           NBC4 Apps                      E-mail Alerts                        Traffic                   Send A News Tip
                   
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Squatters Move Into Soldier's Home and Refuse to Leave

    Squatters Move Into Soldier's Home and Refuse to Leave

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:25 PM EDT2014-04-23 18:25:50 GMT
    Alleged SquatterAlleged Squatter
    When soldier Michael Sharkey was deployed to Afghanistan two years ago, he asked a friend to watch over his New Port Richey house.
    When soldier Michael Sharkey was deployed to Afghanistan two years ago, he asked a friend to watch over his New Port Richey house.
  • April Mugshots

    April Mugshots

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:42:32 GMT
    Thomas Allen WinstonThomas Allen Winston
    The following are mugshots and charges of individuals arrested between April 1-4 by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office.
    The following are mugshots and charges of individuals arrested between April 1-4 by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office.
  • MUGS: 36 Arrests In Greenville Prostitution Sting

    MUGS: 36 Arrests In Greenville Prostitution Sting

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 12:58 PM EST2014-02-26 17:58:17 GMT
    The Greenville County Sheriff's Office, along with 26 other agencies throughout 15 states, participated in the event during National Day of Johns Arrest.The Greenville County Sheriff's Office, along with 26 other agencies throughout 15 states, participated in the event during National Day of Johns Arrest.
    The Greenville County Sheriff's Office, along with 26 other agencies throughout 15 states, participated in the event during National Day of Johns Arrest.
    The Greenville County Sheriff's Office, along with 26 other agencies throughout 15 states, participated in the event during National Day of Johns Arrest.
Powered by WorldNow

1430 East Victory Drive
Savannah, GA 31404

Telephone: 912.651.0300
Fax: 912.651.0320
Email: newsemailalert@wsav.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.