Marion – Troopers from the Marion Post are investigating a serious injury crash that occurred on May 29, 2023, at approximately 3:07 PM, on N. Main Street at Fairground Street in the City of Marion.
The crash involved a 2021 Marion Police Ford Explorer, driven by Officer Daniel Ice, age 51, of Marion, Ohio. The second vehicle involved was a 2019 Ford F-550, Marion City ambulance, driven by Jacob Fohl, age 22, of Marion, Ohio. The passenger in the Marion City ambulance was Nicholas Hunley, age 24, of Marion, Ohio.
The preliminary investigation indicates Officer Ice was traveling northbound on N. Main Street. Mr. Fohl was traveling westbound on Fairground Street. Mr. Fohl traveled into the intersection and was struck by officer Ice on the driver side. The ambulance overturned and traveled off the northwest corner of the intersection before coming to rest on it’s side. Both vehicles were in emergency response to a drowning incident at Quarry Park. The victim in the drowning incident was treated by EMS and transported to Marion General Hospital. He is reported to be in stable condition.
Officer Ice was transported from the scene by Marion Twp. Fire & EMS to Marion General Hospital, and was later flown by Med Flight to Riverside Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.
Mr. Fohl and Mr. Hunley were also transported from the scene by Marion Twp. Fire & EMS to Marion General Hospital and were treated for minor injuries.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted on scene by the Marion Police Department, the Marion County Sheriff’s Department, Marion Township Fire and EMS, Marion City Fire & EMS, and Ron’s Towing,
The crash remains under investigation.