2 electrocuted by downed power lines in Conway; 1-year-old found unharmed in victims’ vehicle, officials say

Crews respond to Bayfront Parkway and Pershing Avenue

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A man and a woman were pronounced dead Thursday morning after the two were shocked by downed power lines in Conway, according to officials.

Crews responded around 9:30 a.m. to Bayfront Parkway and Pershing Avenue where deputies located a man who was unresponsive after he exited a vehicle and made contact with a downed live power line, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. A woman who was traveling with the man was also shocked, deputies said.

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The man was pronounced dead at the scene while the women was hospitalized and later died, officials said.

In an update Friday, sheriff’s office officials said there was a child in the vehicle, estimated to be one year old. The child was unharmed and taken to a hospital for observation before being turned over to a family member, deputies said.

Deputies urged residents and visitors to use extreme caution if they venture outside in the wake of Hurricane Nicole.

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