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Two Marion County Accidents Lead to Arrests
By Bruce Kropp, WJBD News
A 20-year-old Salem man refused treatment for injuries sustained in a one car crash on the Levy Road a half mile west of Route 37 early Monday morning. Marion County Sheriff's Deputies say Alec Storment of Shady Lane struck a deer, lost control, skidded 600 feet, and then struck and sheered off a power pole. The impact caused his car to flip over on its top where it came to rest. No one was around the vehicle when Deputies and the Salem Fire Protection District arrived on the scene. He was found walking through a field two miles south of Salem a short time later.
Storment was arrested for alleged driving on a suspended license, illegal consumption of liquor and leaving the scene of a property damage accident. The Levy Road was closed in the area of the accident until Tri-County Electric could replace the pole and remove the electric wires from the roadway. Deputies say with the use of the thermal imaging camera, the Salem Fire Department was able to determine there had only been one occupant in the car. The wreck occurred at 5:40 Monday morning.
Meanwhile, sheriff's deputies handled another one vehicle wreck early Monday morning on the Selmaville Road near the Nation Road intersection. Reports indicate 20-year-old David Bosler, Junior of Nation Road in Salem was south bound on the Selmaville Road when he missed the curve north of Nation Road, ran off the east side of the road and hit some trees. Bosler refused hospital treatment. He was arrested and taken to the Marion County Jail for driving under the influence of drugs, no insurance, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and improper lane usage.