1 in ICU after morning collision in Marion

Emergency units and law enforcement respond to a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of U.S. 70 West and North Main Street in Marion.


Two drivers were injured, one with serious injuries, after a wreck in Marion on Wednesday morning.

At approximately 8:52 a.m., emergency units and Marion Police officers responded to the intersection of U.S. 70 West and North Main Street to a crash. Preliminary investigation into the crash revealed that 79-year-old Mary Pittman Mace of Marion was traveling on U.S. 70 West in a 2006 Mercury Grand Marquis, attempting to go straight across into the shopping center located at 2080 North Main Street. At the same time, 42-year-old Millard James Mayfield of Morganton was traveling north on Main Street through the intersection in a 1988 Chevrolet truck.

Witnesses on the scene reported that Mace did not stop for the red light displayed in her direction and traveled into the intersection where she collided with Mayfield’s vehicle.

McDowell EMS responded to the scene and transported Mace to Mission Hospital, where she remains in the Intensive Care Unit in serious but stable condition as of Thursday morning. Mayfield was transported to Mission Hospital McDowell where he was treated and released for minor injuries.

This is an ongoing investigation, according to Marion Police Lt. James Harklerode.

Marion Fire Department, Marion Police Department, McDowell EMS and McDowell Rescue Squad responded to the incident.

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