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Deputies: Fatal head-on wreck along SR 21 in Wayne County

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office says they’re investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash, which happened on State Route 21 in the Town of Marion Thursday evening.

Deputies received a report of a two-car crash on Route 21 south of Marion around 6:20 p.m. A vehicle being operated by Brian M. Thayer, 58, of Marion was traveling north on Route 21 when he struck a southbound vehicle head-on.

The operator of the southbound vehicle was identified as Melvin W. Deon, 60, of Sodus.

Thayer was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Deon was also transported to Strong Memorial Hospital for injuries sustained in the wreck.

Deputies were assisted at the scene by Marion Fire Department, Palmyra Fire Department, Walworth Ambulance, and Mercy Flight.

The investigation remains active, according to deputies.

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