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Person hit and killed on I-270 in east Columbus

All lanes of I-270 northbound near Claycraft Road were shut down for several hours but have since reopened.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Police are investigating after a person was hit and killed in the northbound lanes of I-270 in east Columbus near Gahanna Friday morning.

All lanes of I-270 northbound near Claycraft Road were shut down for several hours but have since reopened.

According to police, an abandoned vehicle was in the left northbound lane of I-270. The victim may have been the driver of that vehicle.

Police said the crash happened sometime between around 1:15 a.m. and 1:35 a.m.

Police believe the driver who hit the person left the scene.

Officers who responded to the scene noticed some wires sticking up inside the vehicle and became suspicious. As a precaution, the Columbus Division of Police Bomb Squad went to the scene.

Authorities said they did not find a bomb.

The victim's name has not yet been released.