COLUMBUS (AP) — Authorities are trying to determine whether a man found dead in a wooded area near a central Ohio highway is the driver who ran from a nearby crash a week earlier.
A Franklin County sheriff’s deputy spotted the body Monday while trying to retrace the possible path of the driver who ran off after the Jan. 22 crash along Interstate 270 south of Columbus.
No one was hurt in the crash. A deputy following up on it tried to reach the car’s owner Monday and learned from a relative that the driver was missing, though no missing-person report was filed. The deputy then returned to the crash scene and found the body nearby.
The coroner’s office was working to identify the man and determine how he died.