Troopers from Marion County are investigating a fatal crash in Marion County

The crash occurred around one Monday afternoon when 79 year Richard Butler of Marion was northbound on the US.23 exit ramp to SR 98. Butler then pulled from the stop sign, making a left turn to head westbound onto SR 98 when he struck a vehicle, driven by 40 year old Joseph Brown, head on. Both drivers were transported to Marion General Hospital by EMS with non-life threatening injuries.

A passenger in Butler’s vehicle, 89 year old Richard Straub of Marion, was transported to Marion General Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

No charges have been filed at this time and the crash remains under investigation.