Tree trimmer killed after being electrocuted in Akron; another injured

Tree trimmer killed after being electrocuted in Akron; another injured

One man is dead and one woman has been injured after both were electrically shocked while trimming trees on Coventry St. in Akron Tuesday afternoon.

Fire officials say both victims were in a cherry picker truck working to trim trees when they made contact with electrical lines. The woman was ejected from the truck's bucket and later transported to the hospital. Though authorities say she was unresponsive, she was alive at the time. Her exact condition is unknown.

The deceased male's body is now in possession of the Summit County Medical Examiner.

This is a developing story. Please stay with WKYC for further updates.

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