2 dead after crash on I-270 in northwest Columbus

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Two people have died in a one-car crash in northwest Columbus on Wednesday.

The crash happened in the area of the westbound lanes of I-270 and the exit ramp for Sawmill Road.

According to a release from the Columbus Division of Police, the car slid off the right side of the road, through the grass and struck a light pole. The male driver was killed at the scene. The female passenger was transported to Dublin Methodist Hospital and in extremely critical condition. She later died from her injuries.

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Police say it was raining heavily at the time of the crash and the vehicle was a Toyota Camry.

Police closed ramp at the time of the crash, which was about 4:45 p.m.

The ramp reopened a little before 9 p.m.