5 People Injured In Crash Near Marion Whirlpool Plant

5 People Injured In Crash Near Marion Whirlpool Plant (Image 1)

Investigators say fog may have played a role in a crash that seriously injured five people in Marion.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, at about 6:35 a.m. Wednesday, 56-year-old Brian Huffman, of Prospect, Ohio was turning left from a private drive going eastbound on state Route 95 with a trailer of washers and dryers in tow.

A 1993 Chrysler New Yorker, being driven by 43-year-old Keith Walker of Marion, Ohio, was traveling westbound on S.R. 95, approaching the Whirlpool entrance, when it struck the trailer on its left side.

The Chrysler continued down the side of the trailer and came to a stop in the roadway after striking the rear tires.

Walker and four passengers in the Chrysler, Dawn Smith, 43, Keith Wood, 45, Corey Layne, 23, and Marvin Brown, 47, all of Marion, Ohio, were taken to area hospitals after being extricated from the vehicle. Troopers said some of the injuries were life-threatening.

Huffman was not injured in the crash.

Troopers continue to investigate the crash, but have sent toxicology reports away for testing and said there was heavy fog in the area at the time.

The roadway was closed for about three and a half hours due to the crash, but has since reopened.

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