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Man dies after touching downed power line during crash

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Posted at 1:11 PM, Dec 27, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-27 13:12:21-05

CAROLINE COUNTY, Va.– A Caroline County man died early Friday morning, after he brushed against a power line that fell on his vehicle.

Around 3a.m. Friday,  a 1994 Mercury Cougar was traveling on Hustle Road near Passing Road, when the vehicle ran off the left side and struck a utility pole.

The driver, Rodney F. Coleman, 45, of Milford, Va. stopped and got out of his vehicle, his left shoulder touched a downed power line, according to State Police.

Coleman died at the scene.

No other vehicles were involved .