Man Found Dead In Truck
George Hiotis

Man Found Dead In Truck

by George Hiotis on December 14, 2012

The Zanesville Highway Patrol released the name of the man found dead in a vehicle Friday in Muskingum County.  Sergeant Kay Perkins says troopers are investigating a one vehicle accident on Dresden Road about one mile south of State Route 16.  Troopers say 24-year-old Matthew Aaron Smith of Dresden was driving his pick-up truck north on Dresden Road, went off the right side, struck a tree, went over a steep embankment and into a shallow canal.  Investigators found Smith dead in his truck.  The Muskingum County Coroner has ordered an autopsy.  The crash remains under investigation.