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Man electrocuted after pickup flips near Kittrell

Posted May 14, 2015

— A man was electrocuted Thursday when he stepped on a live power line following a single-vehicle crash near Kittrell, authorities said.

The man, whose name hasn't been released pending notification of his family, lost control of his 2001 Chevrolet Silverado pickup on a curve on Walter Grissom Road just inside Franklin County, according to the State Highway Patrol. The truck ran off the left side of the road and overturned, striking a utility pole.

The man was able to get out of the pickup, but he stepped on a power line that was knocked down in the crash, authorities said.


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  • Sammy Macloud May 14, 2015
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    Condolences to his family.....poor guy

  • Larry Wiandt May 14, 2015
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    Wow, poor guy, talk about bad luck!