Woman Found Dead On I-71 Identified As 22-Year-Old

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Police released the identity of a woman who was pronounced dead after being struck a number of times on Interstate 71 early Wednesday.

Police say the woman was identified as 22-year-old Jessica Lynn Nichols.

She was from Columbus but had no regular address, police said.

The woman was pronounced dead shortly after 5 a.m. Wednesday after being struck.

A number of people called authorities after reporting they struck a body near Cooke Road on I-71 north.

I-71, between I-670 and Cooke Road, was closed from about 5 a.m. through about 11:30 a.m.

The investigation into the woman's death is ongoing.

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