UPDATE: Police identify man electrocuted in South Kingstown

By John Krinjak

Email: jkrinjak@abc6.com

Twitter: @johnkrinjakABC6

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WLNE) — Police have identified the man that was killed by Tuesday night.

Police say 29-year-old Gregory Hanna was pronounced dead at the scene just before 5 PM.

Hanna was a bucket truck on the job cutting trees before he came into contact with a power line. 

The accident happened on property along Ledge Road, which is a private road off of Route 1. 

Investigators from the state medical examiner’s office were called in to investigate. 

Police say there is no indication of foul play. That truck bucket lift was towed from the scene to the South Kingstown Police Department. 

National Grid trucks were seen in the area when ABC6 News arrived, and after contacting them further, a spokesperson released the following statement:

"Earlier this evening our crews responded to an incident off Ledge Road where a member of the public had come into contact with one of our wires.  Upon arrival we immediately de-energized the local area so that first responders could provide assistance and ensure the public’s safety.  At this time we have no further details, but we’ll continue to work with authorities as they investigate what happened."

 

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