Man dies from electrocution in Nogales - Tucson News Now

Man dies from electrocution in Nogales

(Source: Raycom Media) (Source: Raycom Media)
NOGALES, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A 54-year-old man was electrocuted to death Friday evening in a Nogales mobile home park in what police are saying was an accident.

Douglas Krohne was attempting to prop up a tall metal pole, possibly as a television antenna, in the Bird Hill Mobile Home Park around 5:40 p.m. Friday, when the pole touched a power line and caused a high-powered electric discharge, striking Krohne and killing him, according to a Nogales Police Department media release.

People in the area reported a loud explosion and power outage.

The immediate residential area and businesses along Grand Avenue, Mariposa Road, Congress Drive and I-19 were without electricity for about two hours, according to the release.

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