Woman Killed in I-271 Accident

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BEDFORD HEIGHTS, Ohio — A woman was killed in a traffic accident that forced the closure of the northbound lanes of I-271 in Bedford Heights on Thursday.

According to the Cuyahoga County medical examiner’s office, the victim was identified as Clarinda Young, 58.

The place of Young’s residence was not immediately known.

The Bedford Heights Police Department confirmed the accident involved a car and semi truck.

It happened around 5:30 p.m. on I-271 northbound, just north of Rockside Road.

The northbound lanes of the highway were closed for more than four hours, causing major traffic backups, but have since reopened.

Other details on the crash were not immediately available.