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Woman Killed In Wrong-Way Crash, Car Fire On S.R. 161

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COLUMBUS, Ohio -

One woman was killed in an early morning car fire after investigators say she had been driving the wrong way on state Route 161 on the city's northeast side.

According to officials on scene, Columbus police officers and firefighters were called to the westbound lanes of S.R. 161, near Little Turtle Way at about 4:16 a.m. Monday on a report of a vehicle fire.

Upon arriving on scene, a Columbus police officer attempted to help the victim inside the burning vehicle, but the flames were too heavy, according to officials on scene.

The female driver inside the vehicle was pronounced dead shortly after firefighters arrived on scene. She was the only person in the vehicle at the time of the fire.

The identity of the victim is not being released at this time. Officers say the woman was in her 30s.

The preliminary investigation indicates the woman had been driving the wrong way on S.R. 161 when she crashed into the concrete barrier.

The ramps from Little Turtle Way to S.R. 161 west and from S.R. 161 west to Sunbury Road were closed while crews continued to investigate the fire.

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