The Ohio Highway Patrol is investigating the circumstances that lead to the death of a woman on Interstate 71 near the Delaware County rest areas Thursday night.
At approximately 9:33 p.m., the Delaware Post of the patrol responded to reports of a person lying near the southbound lanes of I- 71. When troopers arrived on scene they discovered the woman was dead.
She was later identified as Elizabeth Kurish, 60, of Lorain, Ohio. A car registered to Kurish was found parked at the northbound rest area.
A preliminary evaluation of evidence from the scene indicates Kurish was struck by an unknown motor vehicle. At this time, no witnesses have been identified.
If you have any information regarding this investigation, contact the Ohio Highway Patrol at 614-799-9241.