Washington man killed by urinating on live power line following crash

Legal news for Washington personal injury attorneys. A man was killed after urinating on live power line in Grays Harbor County.

Washington personal injury lawyers alert- A man was killed by electrocution after urinating on a live wire in Montesano, WA.

Montesano, WA—A Washington man who escaped a single vehicle collision without any serious injuries, was then killed by electrocution while waiting for a family member to come pull his car from a ditch. The Grays Harbor County Sherriff’s Department reported that the man was killed on Friday, February 26, 2010, as reported by MSNBC.

According to deputies, Roy Messenger slammed into a power pole, and managed to escape the crash without sustain any serious injuries. It was not reported how the collision occurred or what caused it. Messenger then called a relative to come pull his car out of a ditch. While Messenger waited for help, he apparently urinated into the ditch without noticing there was a live wire. The stream of urine acted like a conductor, which allowed the electricity coming from the wire to travel up to Messenger’s body. When Messenger’s relatives arrived at the scene, they discovered Messenger had been electrocuted. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death, but the burn marks on his body indicated that the electricity traveled through his body. It is unknown why there was a live wire on the ground, which could have been knocked down by the collision. A full investigation is underway.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Washington personal injury lawyers.