Two local people are dead after a fatal accident Tuesday night. The single car crash happened around 7 p.m. on state route 13 just east of Johnstown road. The highway patrol says 81-year-old Albert Sowers of Crooksville drove off the side of the road and struck a utility pole. He was transported by Medflight to Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus where he was pronounced dead. His passenger, 81-year-old Gwendolyn Sowers was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Zanesville where she died. The highway patrol says seat belts were not in use at the time of the crash.