• Man electrocuted when power line comes down outside home identified

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    WEST DEER, Pa. - A power line came down onto an Allegheny County property owner, killing him.

    Firefighters were called to a West Deer home for a brush fire around 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

    Once they got the fire under control, they discovered the property owner near their home on McKrell Road. He was identified Friday morning as 56-year-old Terry Colton.

    PHOTOS: Power line comes down on property owner, killing him

    Officials said Colton was inspecting the property for damage when he came in contact with live wires and was electrocuted.

    Power companies were also at the scene


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