Police ID 27-year-old killed in Columbia Parkway crash

Police ID 27-year-old killed in Columbia Parkway crash
FOX19 NOW/Matt Wood

EAST WALNUT HILLS, OH (FOX19) - A fatal crash closed Columbia Parkway for nearly four hours Friday morning.

Wanda Rodriguez, 27, was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after the two-vehicle crash was reported on the Columbia Parkway overpass at Collins Avenue about 5:45 a.m., Cincinnati fire officials said.

Police said Rodriguez was operating a 2005 Honda Accord westbound when she crossed the double yellow line and struck a 2008 GMC Yukon driven by 46-year-old Brian Connaughton.

Connaughton and his three passengers were hurt but have non-life threatening injuries and are in good condition, police said.

Rodriguez was not wearing her seatbelt.

Police said excessive speed appears to be a factor in the crash. Impairment is unknown at this time.

One of the vehicles was split down the middle.

An investigation into the crash remains ongoing.

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