Local Teen Killed in Single Car Crash Last Night

posted by Paul James - 

Troopers from the Marion Post of the Highway Patrol are investigating a fatal crash that occurred Sunday, July 15th, at 8:12pm on State Route 4, near milepost 4 in Marion County.

The crash involved a black 2002 Ford Mustang driven by Logan R. Stevens, age 16, of Marion.  Stevens was northbound on SR 4 and drove off the right side of the road and struck a mailbox.  Stevens overcorrected and crossed the centerline, overcorrected again, drove off the right side of the roadway, and struck a tree.  The Mustang came to rest in a yard on the east side of SR 4.

Mr. Stevens was pronounced dead at the scene by the Marion County Coroner's Office.  Steven's passenger Hezekiah K. Barron, age 16, of Marion was transported to Marion General Hospital, with non-life threatening injuries.  No charges have been filed at this time, and the crash remains under investigation.

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