One dead after accident in Sullivan County, several without power

Crews were on the scene of a fatal work accident in Sullivan County on Wednesday.
Crews were on the scene of a fatal work accident in Sullivan County on Wednesday.

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) – Crews were on the scene of a fatal accident in Sullivan County.

The accident happened near West County Road 1100 North and North County Road 25 West.

According to police, a utility worker was working on a power line in the area.

The line wasn’t supposed to have any electricity running to it.

When the worker picked up the line, he was electrocuted.

The Sullivan County Coroner’s office has confirmed Ray Lockhart, 46, of Linton died in that accident. An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday morning at 10.

The accident has resulted in a power outage in parts of the area.

Win Energy’s website was reporting 43 customers without power in the area.

We will continue to follow this story and bring you more information as soon as it becomes available.

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