WEST MILTON – Authorities have released the name of the victim of Tuesday’s electrocution. According to our news partners at WDTN, Dale Mehaffey, 65, died after coming in contact with an estimated 7200 volt power line.
West Milton police, fire, and rescue were dispatched to Locust Lane around 11 p.m., Tuesday, on the report of a man down from electrocution and still laying on the line.
First responders were unable to reach Mehaffey when they arrived due to the probability that the line was still energized. They stood by in heavy rain awaiting the arrival of Dayton Power & Light workers.
The DP&L lineman arrived approximately 15 minutes after being called and cut off power. The quickest way to allow access to the victim also disrupted power to much of the city.
Upon reaching Mehaffey, it was determined that he was deceased.
Witnesses near the scene reported hearing a transformer blow around 10:54 p.m. and they went outside to see the victim laying on the pavement.
Authorities are still investigating the incident.