Marion Man Killed in Marion County Crash

Written by on August 19, 2019

One person was killed in a crash to start the weekend in Marion County.


According to a release from the Marion Post of the Ohio State Patrol, 42 year old James E. Gates IV, of Marion, lost control of his car on a curve while travelling east on State Route 739.


The car ended up off the right side of the road where it struck a mailbox, traffic sign, utility pole and culvert before overturning, coming to rest on its top after striking a tree.


Gates was taken by helicopter to Grant Medical Center in Columbus where he passed away.


The crash remains under investigation.

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