Fatal Crash Shuts Down Section Of I-71 In North Columbus


A fatal crash shut down a section of I-71 southbound for several hours early Tuesday morning.

The crash happened around 12:15 a.m. north of State Route 161.

Police believe a driver lost control, crashing along the side of the freeway.

The driver, identified as Rashauna Tibbs, 25, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities shut down I-71 South at I-270 as they investigated the crash.  The roadway reopened around 4:30 a.m.

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