A driver lost his life Thursday morning outside Lorton, Virginia after his vehicle made contact with power lines, electrocuting him.
Police Identify Driver
The driver, 47-year-old Bobby Blevins Jr., was found unconscious on the side of the road near Mordor Drive and Furnace Road around 6 a.m. on March 15th. As paramedics administered medical attention, they noticed that the metal arm of the extended truck cover appeared to be in contact with the overhead wires along the roadway.
#UPDATE: Police have identified the truck driver who was killed after being electrocuted when his vehicle made contact with power lines Thursday morning in Lorton. https://t.co/p3LruJ9ru0 pic.twitter.com/7aIJuzAEDr
— FOX 5 DC (@fox5dc) March 15, 2018
Blevins Jr. was transported to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead a short time later. It is still unclear why the truck cover was being extended. The incident is still under investigation.