The body of a nurse was discovered on Interstate 71 in Delaware County in Avon, Ohio on Thursday evening.
The circumstances of the death are under investigation by the Ohio Highway Patrol.
The body has been identified as 60- year-old Elizabeth "Beth" Kurish. Ohio State Troopers responded to a 911 call and her body was found on the side of the road.
According to investigators, the death appears to be a result of a hit and run. The victim's vehicle was found at a rest area nearby. No witnesses to the crime have come forward.
Beth Kurish was a nurse at University Hospitals Medical Center in Ohio. Her colleagues are devastated by the news and say she was very well respected.
"The entire team at UH Elyria Medical Center sends our condolences to the family of Beth Kurish, RN, who worked with us for almost 30 years. She was a beloved colleague and a personal friend. Our team is deeply saddened by this tragic loss. Beth will be greatly missed by all of us."