An early morning accident on Linden Avenue leaves one person dead.
Around 5:30 Saturday morning, a car traveling northbound on Linden struck a utility pole causing severe damage. One occupant inside the vehicle, April L. Smythe, 32, of Zanesville was found inside the vehicle. She was transported to Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital where she was pronounced dead from her injuries.
The other occupant left the scene of the accident and has not yet been located. No other information is being released at this time as detectives continue to work on the investigation. The Zanesville Police Department is asking anyone with information to contact them at 740-455-0700.
AEP says nearly 700 people are without power due to the accident.