ZANESVILLE, Ohio -- Authorities in Muskingum County are investigating a fatal motorcycle accident that took place on Sunday night.
The Muskingum County Sheriffs Office received a call just after 8:00 p.m. concerning an accident on Frazeysburg Road. The driver, 27-year-old Jayjuan Sherrell of Zanesville, was pronounced dead at the scene while a passenger on the bike, 19-year-old Mariah Swingle of Zanesville, suffered serious injures in the crash.
Sheriff Matt Lutz says the pair most likely wrecked due to excessive speed. Swingle is in critically condition, and was transferred to a hospital in Columbus for further treatment to her injuries. The accident remains under investigation.