NY trooper, truck driver electrocuted

August 4, 2008 3:47:51 AM PDT
New York State Police say a trooper and another man were fatally electrocuted when a ladder touched a high-voltage power line as they tried to fix a flat tire on an antique fire truck. Investigators say Trooper Shawn W. Snow, 47, and a 51-year-old Canadian man raised the extension ladder to redistribute the weight from the truck's right rear tire while changing the flat Sunday afternoon. The ladder touched the power line and both men were killed instantly.

Ogdensburg police say the truck was nearing the Ogdensburg-Prescott International Bridge when it got a flat tire. Snow had stopped to assist the unidentified man.

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