Marion crash proves fatal

Jan 13, 2021

MARION —The Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office confirmed on Jan. 13 that one man died and another man was hospitalized following a Jan. 7 crash on Pleasant Street.

Scott Erdman, 74, of Marion struck a pedestrian and broke through a small stone fence after experiencing a medical emergency behind the wheel, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

Erdman began swerving and driving erratically before striking a male pedestrian who was walking on the sidewalk. The vehicle continued on the sidewalk, where it struck two rocks and a telephone pole before it came to rest on a rock wall, wedged between a tree and the telephone pole.

Erdman was unresponsive at the scene of the crash, and was later declared dead at Tobey Hospital in Wareham.

The pedestrian, whose name has not been released, was sent to Rhode Island Hospital for treatment. The severity of injuries he suffered are unclear.