OSHP: 29-year-old killed after vehicle overturned on I-480 in Garfield Heights

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GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio (WJW) — The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating after a 29-year-old woman was killed in a Thursday night crash that closed a portion of Interstate 480 for several hours.

Troopers responded to I-480 near milepost 23 at 10:01 p.m.

When they arrived on scene the interstate had been closed and a 2009 Nissan Versa was in the middle lane of the eastbound lane.

Authorities say the driver of the Nissan, identified as Brittany M. Ford, 29 years old, of Bedford Heights, was attempting to enter the highway from Broadway Avenue when she failed to negotiate a curve on the ramp, traveled off the left side of the ramp, down an embankment and overturned onto the freeway.

OSHP says Ford was not wearing her seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

I-480 eastbound was closed from Lee Road to Broadway Avenue for approximately 3 hours while the crash was investigated and the scene was cleared.

Officials say the crash remains under investigation.

OSHP also reminds drivers and passengers to wear their seatbelts at all times.

Continuing coverage, here.

**Editor’s note: Officials originally told FOX 8 the crash occurred on I-480W.  This story has been updated to reflect that the accident actually occurred on the eastbound lanes of the interstate.

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