Christopher Hughes, 42, and Curtis Thompson, 53, killed, Shawna Towns-Thompson, 51, injured in wrong-way crash on I-71 in Columbus, Ohio

Modified Date: 
Thu, 03/04/2021 - 12:25pm
Accident Date: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

Wrong-way driver crash on I-71 leaves two dead, one injured

According to police, early Monday morning, a vehicle was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of I-71 when it struck another vehicle near E. 17th Avenue. 

2 dead after man drives wrong direction on I-71 in north Columbus, police say

His passenger, 51-year-old Shawna Towns-Thompson, was hospitalized.

Police identify 2 men killed in wrong-way crash on I-71 south in north Columbus

I-71 was closed between Hudson Avenue and E. 17th Avenue for several hours but has since reopened. 

Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Christopher Hughes
Curtis Thompson
Shawna Towns-Thompson

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