JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) - A 19-year-old Bradford man was killed over the weekend when he was electrocuted by a live wire while trying to help a motorist who had hit a utility pole near Milan.
Gentry Ayers had gotten out of his car Saturday morning to assist 22-year-old Benjamin Skelton, who authorities said had been drinking.
A wire downed by the crash broke when it was hit by a second vehicle, striking Ayers. He was pronounced dead at Milan General Hospital. Authorities said the wire also injured a Paris woman who had also stopped to offer assistance to the driver.
Skelton was charged with driving under the influence.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is continuing to investigate the incident.