Bicyclist Killed While Riding Wrong Way On I-71

Aug 13, 2015

Columbus Police say a bicyclist riding against traffic on a major highway in the middle of the night was struck by a car and later died. 

Columbus police say they started getting calls around 12:40 a.m. Thursday about a man bicycling southbound in northbound lanes of Interstate 71, on a segment of the highway near the state fairgrounds and Ohio State University. 

Police say a car struck 24-year-old Matthew Goodwin on his bicycle, which was then hit separately by a second vehicle. Police say the Galloway man was taken to a hospital and was pronounced dead. 

There was no immediate word on why he was riding along the highway or how he ended up there.