COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Columbus Police said a woman was found dead on I-71, closing a section of the roadway Monday afternoon in South Franklinton.
Police found the body inside a car on the shoulder of I-71 South just south of Greenlawn Avenue.
According to police, a CPD motorcycle officer came upon the car at approximately 4:15 p.m., which is when the officer discovered the body inside.
The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
A police spokesperson said the car may have been there for approximately 12 hours.
Police said they are currently investigating the incident as an accidental death.
I-71 South south of the Greenlawn Avenue exit reopened at approximately 7:20 p.m. after being closed for more than two hours.