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  • Writer's pictureJoe Lyons

Marion Troopers Investigating a Fatal Motorcycle Crash

Marion – Troopers from the Marion Post are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on May 9, 2023, at approximately 9:20 PM, on Prospect Upper Sandusky Road in Marion County.

The crash involved a 2006 Harley Davidson FLHX, driven by Gerald Lyman, age 45, of Prospect, Ohio. The preliminary investigation indicates Mr. Lyman was traveling southeast on Prospect Upper Sandusky Road when a deer entered the roadway.

Mr. Lyman struck the deer, causing the Harley Davidson to overturn. Mr. Lyman was ejected and landed in the roadway. The Harley Davidson traveled off the right side of the roadway, and struck an embankment before coming to rest.

Mr. Lyman was transported by Prospect Township EMS to Marion General Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted on scene by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Pleasant Township Fire and EMS, Marion Township EMS, Green Camp Fire and EMS, and Ed’s 24 hour Towing and Recovery.

The crash remains under investigation.

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