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.
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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