Woman found dead inside car on I-71 by Columbus Police motorcycle patrol

Columbus

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.

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