Marion crash kills one, sends six more to hospital

The Marion Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a three vehicle fatal crash that occurred on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at approximately 7:00 P.M. The crash, which occurred on State Route 309 at County Road 162 in Marion Township, killed one man and injured six more. The Patrol said that a 2015 […]

Patrol reports 11 deaths over 2016 Memorial weekend

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is reporting 11 deaths on Ohio roadways over the 2016 Memorial Day weekend. This is a decrease compared to recent years, as 16 fatalities occurred in 2015 and 13 occurred in 2014. Four of this year’s fatalities were motorcyclists, and two were pedestrians. The Patrol made 36,941 enforcement contacts in […]

Woman killed in weekend crash on U.S. 23

Troopers from the Marion Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 1:18 pm on U.S. 23 at the intersection of Linn Hipsher Road in Marion County. The crash involved a gray 2008 Mazda Tribute, driven by Helen Ritter, 46, of Delaware, Ohio, […]

Pedestrian killed in weekend crash

Troopers from the Marion Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 7:28 pm on State Route 423 near Barks Road in Marion County. The crash involved a dark blue 2012 Chevrolet Cruze driven by Ellen K. Messenger, age 55 of Prospect, and […]

Patrol releases traffic fatality numbers for New Year’s and Christmas reporting periods

The Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) is reporting traffic fatalities over the New Year’s reporting period and the Christmas reporting period. Ten people were killed on Ohio’s roadways during the 2016 New Year’s Holiday, a four-day reporting period beginning December 31 and ending January 3. During this year’s reporting period, troopers arrested 438 drivers for […]

Vehicle struck by train in Marion

The Marion Police Department said that a vehicle was struck by a train on the west side of Marion early Friday morning. At 6:53 a.m., officers responded to the CSX railroad crossing in the 900 block of West Center Street. The lone occupant of the vehicle was transported to Marion General Hospital and later taken […]

Patrol reports 9 deaths over Thanksgiving weekend from seven crashes

Provisional numbers released by the Ohio State Highway Patrol show fewer motorists were killed on Ohio’s roadways this Thanksgiving Holiday than in recent years. Nine people were killed during the five day reporting period, from Wednesday, November 25 until Sunday, November 29, 2015. This is a decrease from the past three years when 23 were […]

Traffic deaths see big rise in Ohio, across country

The number of traffic deaths in the U.S. is on pace to be the highest since 2007, a downside to an improving economy and lower gas prices, according to the National Safety Council. During the first six months of 2015, nearly 19,000 people were killed on the nation’s highways, an increase of 14 percent since […]

Motorcyclist seriously injured in Caledonia crash

Troopers from the Marion Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating a serious injury crash that occurred on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at approximately 7:25am on State Route 309 at the intersection of Main Street in the Village of Caledonia in Marion County. The Patrol said that Maureen E. Welch, 71, of Caledonia […]

Crash kills one in the City of Marion

Troopers from the Marion Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Davids Street near Wood Street in the City of Marion at approximately 2:35 pm on Tuesday, July 7, 2015. The Patrol says a 2010 Ford E250 van pulling a 2014 Carry-On Corporation trailer, driven by Jason […]