PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. — Officials have now identified the person who was electrocuted Tuesday afternoon in Johnson County.
The incident took place near 79th and State Line just before 1:30 p.m.
Police tell FOX4 the victim was doing contract work and was in a cherry picker when he made contact with a power line.
The victim, identified as 48-year-old Michael T. Young, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Evergy was on scene inspecting the power lines.
Police are continuing to investigate the incident.
A man is dead after being electrocuted near 79th and State Line in Prairie Village. Police say he was working in a cherry picker and made contact with the power line. He died at the scene. @fox4kc pic.twitter.com/1L2ysOUlAV
— Regan Porter Fox4 KC (@ReganPorterTV) November 5, 2019