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Prentiss County Electric Power Association general manager Ronnie Rowland tells The Associated Press 36-year-old Jamie Guin died.

Posted: Apr 4, 2018 4:52 AM
Updated: Apr 4, 2018 7:47 PM

PRENTISS COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - Prentiss County Emergency Management director Bud Lindsey confirmed to WTVA a storm-related death in the county.

According to Lindsey, a Prentiss County Electric Power Association worker was killed repairing a power line Wednesday night.

OSHA and other officials at the scene where lineman Jamie Guin died.

Prentiss County Electric Power Association general manager Ronnie Rowland tells The Associated Press 36-year-old Jamie Guin died.

Rowland says Guin was a 13-year model employee who appeared to have touched a power line on which a tree had fallen, mistakenly believing it was de-energized.

Family members tell WTVA Guin was expecting twins with his wife and was very excited about becoming a father.

Funeral arrangements have not been determined yet.

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