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.
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