COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Police are investigating after a person was killed along I-71 near downtown Columbus.  

Police say the crash was reported just before 2:30 a.m., Tuesday, in the area of I-71 northbound and 5th Avenue. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene and the vehicle involved stayed on scene, according to police.  

I-71NB was closed for several hours because of the crash but has since reopened.

The crash remains under investigation.