The Zanesville Post of the Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal motorcycle accident.
It happened Friday just after 11:00 pm on East Highland Drive near Hilltop road in Muskingum County.
Troopers says 34-year-old John Saxton of Frazeysburg was traveling north on East Highland when he went off the right side of the road, striking a tree.
Saxton was pronounced dead at the scene.
A passenger, 36-year-old Kelly Saxton, also of Frazeysburg was transported to Genesis Hospital with life threatening injuries.
The Patrol says alcohol is considered a factor in this crash, which remains under investigation.