Patrol Investigates Marion County Fatal Hit-Skip

OSHP News Release

For Immediate Release: August 10, 2017

Contact: Lieutenant Lance Shearer (740) 383-2181

Patrol Investigates Marion County Fatal Hit-Skip

 MARION – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the circumstances involving a fatal crash that occurred on Thursday, August 10, 2017, at approximately 4:45a.m.on State Route 203 at the intersection of State Route 95 in Marion County.    

A 2008 Kawasaki motorcycle, driven by Jacob R. Cannon, 20, of Marion, Ohio, was southbound on State Route 203. Mr. Cannon lost control of the motorcycle, overturned and traveled through the intersection of State Route 95. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

A preliminary evaluation of evidence from the scene indicates Mr. Cannon may have been struck by a motor vehicle which fled the scene after the initial crash. Damage could be contained to the front of the vehicle. At this time, no witnesses have been identified.  

If you have any information regarding this investigation, please contact the Ohio State Highway Patrol Marion Post at (740) 383-2181. 

The crash remains under investigation, next of kin has been notified. 


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