DELAWARE – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the circumstances that lead to the death of a woman on Interstate 71 near the Delaware County rest areas.
On December 22, 2016, at approximately 9:33 p.m., the Delaware Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to reports of a person lying near the southbound lanes of Interstate 71. When troopers arrived on scene they discovered the woman was deceased. She was later identified as Elizabeth Kurish, 60, of Lorain, Ohio. A car registered to Ms. Kurish was found parked at the northbound rest area.
A preliminary evaluation of evidence from the scene indicates Ms. Kurish was struck by an unknown motor vehicle. At this time, no witnesses have been identified. If you have any information regarding this investigation, please contact the Ohio State Highway Patrol at 614-799-9241.