Police identify contract worker killed after making contact with power line near 79th and State Line

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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.

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