COLUMBUS, Ohio — Columbus police say a driver has been killed after losing control of his SUV on Interstate 71 and running off the roadway.

Authorities have not yet released the name of the victim pending notification of his family.

The accident occurred around 11 p.m. Monday between the Morse Road and Route 161 exits. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The reason he lost control is being investigated.

This marks the city’s 39th traffic fatality so far this year.

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