An afternoon accident has claimed the life of a Zanesville man. It happened Thursday afternoon just after four on U-S
40 east of Midland Oil road. According to the Granville Highway Patrol, 45-year-old John Reed was driving east on 40 when he went left of center and hit a car driven by 27-year-old Timothy Ruda of Mount Perry. Ruda, along with his three-year-old son were taken to Good Samaritan hospital with minor injuries. Reed was pronounced dead at the scene. The Patrol says the two drivers were not wearing seatbelts. The crash remains under investigation.