Truck driver electrocuted in Lorton

Fairfax County police photo

A 47-year-old man is dead after he was electrocuted early today while standing at his work vehicle near power lines, Fairfax County police report.

Officers and paramedics were originally called to the area of Mordor Drive and Furnace Road in Lorton just after 6 a.m. for a report of an unconscious truck driver on the side of the road. While paramedics were providing medical attention to the man, officers noted that the metal arm of the extended truck cover appeared to be in contact with the overhead wires.

The driver, Bobby Blevins, Jr., was taken to the hospital and later pronounced dead.

It is not known why Blevins had pulled over at that location and why he may have tried to raise the extended truck cover. Detectives from the Major Crimes Bureau are investigating.


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