Man involved in car accident is electrocuted when he urinates on downed live wire

Roy Messenger, age 50, was killed on Friday when he urinated on a downed power line and was electrocuted in Montesano, Washington.

According a report in The Seattle Times, Messenger was involved in a single car accident in which he ran into a power pole. He was not seriously injured in the car accident but apparently he urinated in a ditch while he waited for a ride and there was a live wire which Messenger did not see.

An autopsy will be performed on Messenger’s body but preliminary examination shows burn injuries that indicate that electricity went through Messenger’s body.

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