I-71NB reopens near SR-161 after crash kills one, injures another


COLUMBUS (WCMH) — I-71 NB has reopened near SR-161 after a single-vehicle crash killed one person and sent another to the hospital in critical condition Wednesday morning.

Police say a driver crashed into a sound wall near SR-161 causing a large portion of the concrete wall to fall on the vehicle around 1:11 a.m. Wednesday. One person was pronounced dead on scene at 2:36 a.m. and another was taken to Grant Hospital in critical condition.

The exit ramp from I-71NB to SR-161 remains closed.

Police continue to investigate the crash.

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