State police identify man killed by electrocution in Hillsdale County

Published: Aug. 9, 2022 at 5:40 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 11, 2022 at 3:50 PM EDT
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HILLSDALE COUNTY, Mich. (WILX) - One man is dead after being electrocuted in Scipio Township on Chicago Road.

On Tuesday morning, a 28-year-old man who lived in the area died on the scene after touching a live down power line. A second person, a 25-year-old woman from Jonesville was found injured at the scene and was air lifted to the hospital.

State police were dispatched to help the Jonesville City Fire Department at 8 a.m.

Thursday, officials from the Michigan State Police First District identified the man as 28-year-old Derreck John Michael Dobbs.

Remember; If you see or suspect a downed power line, stay at least 25 feet away and keep children and pets away. If you see a downed power line, call 911 before contacting Consumers Energy at 800-477-5050 or the Lansing Board of Water and Light at 877-295-5001.

Always assume a wire is dangerous, even if it’s lying still.


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