COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The southbound lanes of Interstate 71 were closed for several hours near Grove City because of a crash Friday morning that left one dead.
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office reported that the accident took place just north of the exit for State Route 665 about 10:30 a.m. A person driving a Nissan Altima failed to stop for slower traffic and rear-ended a tractor trailer. The driver of the Altima was killed. His identity was being withheld pending notification of family.
No one else was in the Altima, and the driver of the tractor trailer was uninjured.
The southbound lanes of I-71 were closed from I-270 to State Route 665. The northbound lanes into Columbus were initially closed but were reopened as of noon. The southbound lanes had reopened as of 2 p.m.
Grove City police and Jackson Township fire also responded to the scene.