COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — A person who was outside of their vehicle on Friday morning died after being struck by a car that officers said drove off the road.
The accident which happened at about 8:15 a.m. delayed traffic on Interstate 270 southbound at U.S. 62. The road re-opened at 9:36 a.m. according to ODOT Columbus.
According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, a vehicle was going southbound on I-270 in the left lane when it drove off the road and struck the person who was on the roadside.
Mifflin Township Fire Department medics took the person to Mount Carmel East Hospital in critical condition where they were pronounced dead.
Alcohol is believed to be a factor in this crash, the sheriff said in a media release.
Anyone with information about the crash should contact the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Crash Investigation Unit at 614-525-6113.