Police identify man electrocuted in bucket truck


WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Wichita emergency crews responded to the scene of an electrocution in the 1400 block of North Fairview Tuesday.

Police tell KSN News the victim is 53-year-old Sergio Escalera of Wichita.

According to witnesses, Escalera was working from a bucket truck when he came into contact with power lines. He collapsed into the bucket and was unresponsive.

Rescuers had to wait for Westar to disconnect electrical power before they reach him.

Police said Escalera was trimming trees when the incident occurred.

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