Victim identified in cell tower death

Updated - Oktibbeha County Coroner Michael Hunt identified the worker who died after falling from a cell tower.

Posted: Nov 16, 2019 10:41 PM
Updated: Nov 18, 2019 3:45 PM

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - Oktibbeha County Coroner Michael Hunt identified the worker who fell from a cell tower on Saturday.

Hunt said the victim is 43-year-old John Wayne Womack from Arkansas.

Hunt said the worker died after falling from the cell tower.

He said crews were working to build a new cell tower in the Longview community. The construction site is west of Starkville near Highway 12.

The fall happened around 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Hunt said the worker fell approximately 80 to 90 feet. The person was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office is handling the investigation. He is sending the body for an autopsy.

Updated ArticleFall from cell tower in Oktibbeha County ruled accidental

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