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  • Writer's pictureJoe Lyons

Marion Troopers Investigating a Fatal Crash

Marion – Troopers from the Marion Post are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on May 14, 2024, at approximately 11:57 PM, on State Route 95 in Marion County. 


The crash involved a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu, driven by Shawna Kelson, age 38, of Marion, Ohio.  The preliminary investigation indicates Ms. Kelson was traveling southbound on State Route 95 when her vehicle traveled left of the centerline and off the left side of the roadway. Once off road, the vehicle struck a tree and a utility pole before coming to rest.  During the crash, Ms. Kelson was ejected from the vehicle.


Ms. Kelson was transported from the scene by Scioto Valley EMS to Marion General Hospital, where she was later pronounced deceased.  Ms. Kelson was not wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash.


The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted on scene by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Scioto Valley Fire and EMS, Marion Township Fire and EMS, Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperative, and Ed’s 24 Hour Towing.


The crash remains under investigation.


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