1 Dead After Power Line Cut, Falls on Truck in Pinecrest

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A person was killed after a power line was accidentally cut and fell on a truck in Pinecrest Thursday afternoon.

The incident happened around 3:15 p.m. in the area of the 6200 block of Southwest 98th Street.

Officials said the person was trimming trees when the incident happened and caused the truck to catch fire. Miami-Dade Police confirmed the victim was a man but gave no other information.

“Unfortunately, a member of the public was fatally injured while they were trimming trees in Pinecrest. We extend our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of the individual involved in this tragic incident,” Florida Power and Light said in a statement.

FPL says the incident caused outages for about 40 customers in the area.

Check back with NBC 6 for updates.

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