GREENVILLE, SC (WSPA) – The coroner says a man was electrocuted when a dump truck struck a power pole and caused the lines to fall.
Marty Dale Whitmire, 48, of Liberty died at the scene on East Mountain Creek Road around 2:20 p.m. Tuesday.
The coroner says Whitmire was operating equipment used to pave the road near Biddeford Place.
The dump truck hit a power pole, causing the pole to crack and the line dropped on Whitmire.
According to the S.C. Department of Transportation, a crew from King Asphalt was at the scene paving the road at the time.
King Asphalt declined to comment.
East Mountain Creek Road was closed for a short time while the investigation took place.
Duke Energy says around 2,100 customers were without power following the incident.
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