Prude Death Investigation

Marion man killed in head-on crash

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A Marion man is dead following a head-on crash Thursday night.

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office says Brian M. Thayer, 58, of Marion was driving north in the southbound lane of Route 21 near Schilling Road in Marion just before 6:30 p.m. when he hit a southbound vehicle head-on. 

The driver of the southbound vehicle has been identified as Melvin W. Deon, 60, of Sodus. 

Thayer was flown to Strong Memorial Hospital by Mercy Flight where he was pronounced dead. Deon was taken to Strong via ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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