COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — One person is dead and another is hospitalized following a crash on a highway near downtown Columbus.
According to a police dispatcher, a crash occurred just before 9:30 a.m. on Interstate 70 westbound and North Hague Avenue on the west side of Columbus.
Police said Diane Reed was driving a 2006 Ford Focus west on I-70 when the Focus crashed with a 2014 Dodge Ram, which was also driving west on I-70.
Reed was taken to Ohio State Wexner Medical Center in critical condition but later pronounced dead at 10:08 a.m.
The driver of the Ram was taken to Grant Medical Center for treatment.
As of 1:49 p.m., I-70 westbound and Interstate 670 were reopened coming out of downtown Columbus. Both highways had been closed along with three ramps, according to a tweet by the Columbus Division of Police.
Police did not release information into the cause of the crash.
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