The body of 14-year-old April Milsap was found last week near a trail in the Detroit suburb of Armada. She had last been seen walking in that area.
The accident happened at a home on Christopher Lane in the Slab town community of Anderson County, said Coroner Greg Shore.
The coroner identified the victim as 16-year-old Emily Rose Donald.
Spokesperson for Blue Ridge Electric Terry Challenger said, "A
squirrel climbed on top of the pole and came into contact with an
energized wire."According to Challenger, the contact killed the
squirrel, and set the top of the pole on fire which made it smolder for
several hours, causing the line to break and fall.
Shore says when the power line fell, Donald came into contact with it and was electrocuted.Donald's body was discovered after the fire department responded to a call of a grass fire on Christopher Lane.
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