Three confirmed dead in Zanesville in head to head crash


Three people are confirmed dead and one in critical condition in a two-vehicle head-on crash in Zanesville, Ohio. 

Zackary R Smith, 21, was westbound on US22

Courtney D Strate, 26, was eastbound on US22. She had an additional five occupants in her vehicle. Michelle R. Moody, 47, Westin Rich, 6, Wrett Rich, 5, Wrenley Strate,3, and Walan Strate, 2. 

The crash occurred when Smith drove left of center and struck Strate head on.

Smith was pronounced dead at Genesis Hospital. Courtney Strate and Moody were pronounced dead on the scene.

Use of occupant restraints is unknown at this time. 

The crash remains under investigation by Zanesville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol 

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