A crash on Monday afternoon took the lives of three people. The multiple-vehicle crash closed state Route 423 in Marion. The crash happened about 3:30pm along State Route 423 which is Delaware Avenue. near Executive Drive and Marion General Hospital.


A Ford Focus side-swiped a vehicle at McKinley Park Boulevard before continuing down Ohio 423, then proceeded to hit several other cars. Two of the vehicles, a Buick and Dodge Durango, burst into flames after the collision. Johanna M. Sisson, age 45, Edwin Sisson, age 50, and Amanda Sisson, age 27, all of Marion, died in the crash.   They were driving a 1994 Buick LeSabre. The occupants of the Durango were able to escape before the vehicle exploded into a fireball.

The driver of the Ford Focus had minor injuries. Six people were transported to Marion General Hospital. The accident remains under investigation.