Man Dies in Crash Near Dresden

by Kelly Choate on January 8, 2012 at 1:15 am

The Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol is investigating a one vehicle fatal accident.

According to the patrol, the crash happened on Main Street at Dresden Road in Jefferson Township around 1:40 AM on Sunday.  36-year-old Richard Reed of Pleasant City was driving eastbound on Main Street when he failed to negotiate a turn and went over an embankment.

The front end of his Ford Explorer struck the ground, and Reed was ejected from the vehicle.  A trooper administered CPR, but Reed was pronounced dead at the scene by the Muskingum County Coroner and transported to the Licking County Morgue.

The patrol said Reed was not wearing a safety belt, and alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash.