VICKSBURG, Miss. (WJTV) – A 61-year-old man has died from electrocution by a fallen power line.
The unidentified man, apart of a landscaping crew, was mowing grass when he came in contact with a live power line on Fort Hill Drive.
The man was electrocuted and pronounced dead on scene according to Chief Walter Armstrong of the Vicksburg Police Department.
Warren County Sherriff Martin Pace heard the call and spotted an Entergy truck nearby. He then escorted it to the scene but it was too late for the victim.
Entergy has launched an investigation into this incident.
The company stresses if you see a fallen power line, do not approach i. Also, treat it as a live power line and contact a utility provider or local authorities.