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Wellsville man electrocuted when power line fell on him

A 26-year-old Wellsville man was electrocuted and died after a power line fell on him in Allegany County, according to State Police.

It happened Wednesday night on Ingraham Road in Amity. A backhoe hit an overhead utility line, causing the utility pole to break and fall, bringing the power line down with it.

The power line landed on Derek Roeske, who was standing nearby helping the backhoe operator. Roeske was taken to Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville where he was pronounced dead, police said.

The State Police did not release any further information. Roeske's death remains under investigation.

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