A Columbus woman will face a felony charge of leaving the scene of an accident in Franklin County Common Pleas Court.

A Columbus woman will face a felony charge of leaving the scene of an accident in Franklin County Common Pleas Court.

An indictment on the charge was filed March 23 in Common Pleas Court against Julia A. Essig, 55, of Baja Lane.

The case was transferred to Common Pleas Court after a March 17 preliminary hearing before Franklin County Municipal Court Judge Ted Barrow. Barrow dismissed the two charges that originally were filed by Columbus police. Felony cases are not heard in Municipal Court.

Authorities said Essig's car was identified as the vehicle that struck and killed a man March 6 on Interstate 70 east of Hague Avenue.

She was arrested March 6 and charged with leaving the scene of an accident and tampering with evidence after the incident that killed Henry Couturier, 63. Couturier, whose last known address was South Sixth Street in Columbus, died at the scene. Several cars had struck Couturier, who had been walking in a lane on I-70.

Essig drove to Stevenson Elementary School, where her husband works, and Grandview Heights police officers responded to the scene. Essig's husband called police to report his wife had struck an unknown object on Interstate 70.

Columbus police were called to the scene and arrested Essig after identifying her as the driver who struck and killed Couturier, police said.

In other recent Grandview Heights police reports:

• Officers were dispatched just after 7 a.m. March 19 on a report of a break-in at Stevenson Elementary School, 1065 Oxley Road. A classroom had been entered overnight through an exterior window on the first floor, reports said. One classroom sustained minor damage, but nothing appeared to be missing, according to reports.

• Officers responded March 14 to a report of three trailers broken into at a construction site in the 1000 block of Yard Street. The doors to all three trailers sustained damage from forced entry, police said. Several items, including a printer, a saw and a set of levels, were reported missing.

• A resident of the 1000 block of West Second Avenue reported March 18 two bicycles had been stolen. One was stolen from the front porch and the other from an unattached garage, reports said.

A resident of the same block reported March 12 a mountain bike was stolen from her garage, which she had left open after arriving home. She discovered the bike was missing after a neighbor reported seeing a suspicious man walking around the garage and later seeing the man riding a bike similar to the victim's, according to reports.