A Galion man was seriously injured in a two vehicle crash Wednesday night in Marion County.

According to a release from the Marion Post of the Ohio State Patrol, a preliminary investigation indicates that 56 year old Bharatkumar Patel was driving east on Bethlehem Road and failed to stop for a stop sign at US 23.

His sports utility vehicle was struck by a southbound semi being operated by 36 year old Stephen Dixon, of Dearborn, Michigan.

Patel was first taken to Marion General Hospital and later transferred by Med Flight Helicopter to OSU Medical Center in Columbus.

Dixon was treated and released from Marion General.

Alcohol is not suspected in the crash that remains under investigation.