Marion woman dies in crash

Staff report

Troopers from the Marion Post are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Sunday at 7:28 a.m. on State Route 423 near Barks Road in Marion County.

According to reports, the crash involved a dark blue 2012 Chevrolet Cruze driven by Ellen K. Messenger, 55, of Prospect, Ohio and a pedestrian. Officials said Messenger was northbound on State Route 423 just north of the intersection of Barks Road. The pedestrian, Phyllis M. Foust, 57, of Marion, was crossing State Route 423 from the west to the east, reports said, adding Messenger was in the right lane when she struck Foust.

Foust was transported from the scene by Marion City Fire and EMS to Marion General Hospital, police said, adding Messenger was not injured and was not transported.

Report indicated Foust was pronounced deceased at Marion General Hospital at 7:59 p.m.

Assisting at the scene were: Marion Police Department, Marion City Fire and EMS, Ed’s 24 Hour Towing, and Marion County Coroner’s Office.

No charges have been filed and the crash remains under investigation.

Staff report