15 injured in two-vehicle crash that shut down U.S. 23

A passenger van was rear-ended on U.S. 23, south of Marion Sunday night. (Bill Price/WBNS-10TV)

MARION -- Fifteen people were injured in a Sunday night crash that shut down U.S. 23 in both directions south of Marion.

According to dispatchers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, there were two vehicles involved in the crash. The call came in about 10 p.m.

A 2005 Chevrolet Express passenger van driven by a Shelby woman carrying 14 Mennonites returning from a trip was rear-ended by Dodge Grand Caravan according to the Marion Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Troopers said the van was attempting to use a median crossover to turn around after missing their exit.

All 13 of the passengers as well as the driver of the passenger van were treated for non-life threatening injuries at Marion General Hospital. Those injured ranged in age from 3 to 54.

The driver of the Dodge Caravan, Dan J. Lydick Jr. 27, of Sterling Heights, Michigan, was taken to Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center area hospital in serious condition.

The crash was south of Marion-Cardington Road.

US-23 is back open in both directions just before 5 a.m. Monday.

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