Fatal Crash Closes I-71 South Near Polaris

Nov 8, 2019

A deadly crash closed all southbound lanes of Interstate 71 in the Polaris area Friday morning.

Columbus police say the crash happened on I-71 South near Gemini Place when a driver going the wrong way hit another vehicle. The wrong-way driver died shortly after the crash while four people in the other vehicle suffered minor injuries.

The crash led authorities to close the southbound lanes between State Route 36/37 near Sunbury and Interstate 270.

All lanes of I-71 reopened around 8:15 a.m.