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Published: Thursday, 5/15/2014

Marblehead man, 75, seriously injured after single-vehicle crash


MARBLEHEAD - A 75-year-old motorist was seriously injured today when his SUV drove off State Rt. 163, went into an embankment, and struck four boats, the Ohio Highway Patrol said.

John Walsh of Marblehead was flown to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo, where he was listed in critical condition, a hospital spokesman said.

Trooper said Mr. Walsh was eastbound on Route 163 about 1 p.m. when his 1999 Chevrolet Blazer went off the left side of the road near Church Street in Danbury Township.

The vehicle drove into the embankment, struck a storm drain, and the boats, which were parked in a lot, they said.

Troopers are trying to determine why Mr. Walsh drove off the roadway, and the investigation includes whether he may have had a medical condition, dispatchers said.

Damage to the boats was reported as moderate to heavy, the post said.

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