Man killed by falling line

In­ves­ti­ga­tions are un­der­way in­to the ac­ci­den­tal death of an Aripero man who was killed by a falling util­i­ty line on Mon­day.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, Ul­rich John was in Rousil­lac Vil­lage vis­it­ing his moth­er around 10 am when dis­as­ter struck.

Eye­wit­ness­es told po­lice that he was just about to en­ter his moth­er's yard along Vir­ginia Av­enue when a truck be­long­ing to Massy Stores was head­ing along the South­ern Main Road.

The truck ac­ci­den­tal­ly got hooked up to some low ly­ing TSTT ca­bles, pulling them down.

Vil­lagers said one of the poles, which they said was rot­ten, broke from the pres­sure, fell on­to the road and the ca­ble struck John in his chest. He was tak­en to the San Fer­nan­do Gen­er­al Hos­pi­tal.

How­ev­er, by the time he ar­rived at the Ac­ci­dent and Emer­gency De­part­ment he was al­ready dead.

The dri­ver of the truck re­port­ed the in­ci­dent to the La Brea po­lice. He was ques­tioned and al­lowed to leave.

More on this sto­ry as in­for­ma­tion comes to hand.

- by Kevon Felmine