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Police: Appalachian Power worker killed in W.Va. accident

March 20, 2019

HARTS, W.Va. (AP) — Police in West Virginia say an electric company employee has died in an accident at a customer’s home.

News outlets report the accident happened Wednesday morning in the Harts community of Lincoln County.

State police say an Appalachian Power truck with the driver inside was on a private driveway along a hillside when the driveway appeared to give way, causing the truck to roll over the hill. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

Appalachian Power spokesman Phil Moye identified the victim as 47-year-old Christopher Canterbury. Moye says Canterbury joined the company in 1998 and was based in Logan.

State police are investigating.