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.