One dead in crash near Cardington

MARION CO., OH (WCMH)–The Ohio State Highway Patrol says a Delaware County man is dead in a crash northwest of Cardington.

The Patrol says the two-car accident happened on Ohio 529, east of Salem Road. Ike Stephens Jr., 54, of Ashley was eastbound on 529 in a Chevrolet 1500 and reportedly went off the right side of the road. Stephens overcorrected and crossed the center line, hitting a Dodge Grand Caravan driven by John W. Nagel, 56, of Marion. Nagel was westbound.

The Dodge went off the right side of the road and came to rest in the ditch. The Chevy rotated and came to rest facing westbound in the west lane.

The Patrol says Nagel was removed from his vehicle and was transported to Marion General Hospital with life-threatening injuries. Stephens was ejected from his vehicle and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The Patrol says he was not wearing his seat belt.

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