COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Police have identified a man who died when he crashed his motorcycle on I-71 Friday morning.
At about 4:30am, Friday, emergency crews were called to the area of I-71NB to the Hudson Street ramp on the report of a motorcycle crash.
According to the Columbus Division of Police, 42-year-old James Taylor of Columbus was pronounced dead as a result of the crash. Police say Taylor lost control of his 2004 Yamaha motorcycle and struck the guardrail on the right side of the freeway.
I-71NB was closed for several hours between I-670 and Weber Road, while police investigated, but it has since reopened.
This is the 44th traffic fatality in Columbus in 2018.