Serious crash under investigation in Marion County

CALEDONIA (WCMH) — A motorcyclist was injured in a serious-injury crash Tuesday morning in Marion County.

Ohio Highway Patrol troopers said 23-year-old Travis E. Wolford of Galion was riding his motorcycle westbound on State Route 309 when a vehicle pulled out in front of him, launching him off the bike.

Wolford was taken by medical helicopter to The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, where he is listed in critical condition. He was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Troopers said Maureen E. Welch, 71, of Caledonia, was the at-fault driver. They believe she attempted to make a left turn onto Main Street and failed to yield at the intersection.

Welch reported no injuries in the collision. He was wearing a safety belt.

The crash remains under investigation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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