Zanesville Man Arraigned on Charges in Fatal Accident

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A Zanesville man charged in connection with a fatal accident appeared Wednesday in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court for an arraignment hearing.

30-year-old Michael Wood pleaded not guilty to two felony counts of aggravated vehicular homicide and a misdemeanor count of OVI.

The charges stem from an accident that happened December 1st of 2012 on Linden Avenue.

Zanesville Police say Wood was driving a car that struck a utility pole. A passenger in the vehicle, 32-year-old April Smythe, died of her injuries.

Police say Wood fled the scene of the accident but was arrested a few days later.

Wood is currently out of jail on bond.