- Associated Press - Monday, June 23, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Police say a Kansas City, Kansas, man found dead on a roadside over the weekend had been electrocuted by a downed power line.

The victim was identified Monday as 44-year-old Charles Ruth. KCTV reports (https://bit.ly/1pvzVE3 ) a woman found him late Sunday morning lying in the grass in a wooded area, with a bicycle on top of him and a dangling power line nearby.

A police officer who went to the scene received a shock from the wire. The officer was treated at a hospital and released.


Information from: KCTV-TV, https://www.kctv5.com

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