1 dead, 2 injured in wrong-way crash along I-71

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COLUMBUS (WCMH)–  Police say one person was killed and two others were injured in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 71 in north Columbus.  

The crash occurred just after 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday when Paris Malee Siripavaket, of Columbus, who was driving the wrong way on I-71 southbound and crashed into a van, according to the Columbus Division of Police

Police say Siripavaket was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of I-71 at Weber Road and struck a 2018 Ford Transit traveling southbound and driven by James Roberts, according to police.

Siripavaket and Roberts were transported to Grant Medical Center for treatment. Siripavaket’s passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The identity of Siripavaket’s passenger is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Police continue to investigate.  

Police previously told NBC4 two were killed in the crash, but have since provided updated information.

This is the city’s 19th traffic-related fatality of 2019.

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