1 woman killed, another injured in Morrow County crash

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MORROW COUNTY, Ohio - One person is dead and one person is injured after a crash on I-71 in Morrow County according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

OSHP said the two-vehicle crash happened around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the northbound lanes just before the Richland County line.

The driver of a Chevrolet Cavalier, 20-year-old Shakuilla Moore was traveling northbound on I-71 when the vehicle struck a deer in the roadway when a Chrysler 200 traveling behind struck Ms. Moore vehicle causing it to catch fire, according to troopers.

Authorities say, Moore was pronounced dead at the scene, and the driver of the Chrysler 22-year-old Kalpana Bhattarai was transported to the hospital with injuries.

The northbound lanes were closed for several hours but have since reopened.

The crash remains under investigation.