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KY Man Steps on Power Line, Fatally Electrocuted

October 18, 2010 Leave a comment

TODD COUNTY, KENTUCKY – A single vehicle crash in Todd County claimed the life of an Elkton man as he stepped out of his vehicle and into downed power lines.

The Kentucky State Police report that 38 year old Thomas J. Tucker, of Elkton, was traveling south on KY 171, when he traveled off of the right shoulder of the roadway. Mr. Tucker over-corrected when he attempted to get back on the roadway, causing his vehicle to overturn. The vehicle slid on the roadway and then traveled down an earth embankment until it struck a utility pole, causing the vehicle to come to final rest. When Mr. Tucker’s vehicle struck the utility pole, it caused the pole to snap and the utility lines to come down. Mr. Tucker stepped out of his vehicle and walked into one of the power lines, which electrocuted him. Mr. Tucker was pronounced dead at the scene by the Todd County Coroner.

Story via isurfmulhenburg.com

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