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Female Body Found on I-71 NB

COLUMBUS (Kellie Hanna) -- Police are investigating a body that hit by several cars early Wednesday morning. 

A female was found lying on I-71 northbound just south of Cooke Road just before 5 a.m.

Crews had the freeway closed for several hours until about just before noon from I-670 to Cooke Road in North Columbus.

Traffic on I-71 north had to exit at I-670, and all of the entrance ramps from 5th Ave, 11th Ave, 17th Ave, Hudson St, Weber Rd and E. North Broadway were also all closed.

Several cars reported that they had hit the body before the road was closed just after 5 a.m.

Many people had to use SR 315 northbound as an alternate.

The coroner arrived on the scene just after 8 a.m. to investigate and transport the body away from the scene.

Motorists who had to travel on I-71 southbound from the north side said their commute was over an hour.  Some reported their delays were even over an hour.
 
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