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Woman Electrocuted by Fallen Wires in Fanwood Identified


A 26-year-old female victim was pronounced dead at the scene when energized wires fell from a pole on top of her vehicle.

The incident happened at around 4:35 p.m. in the 100 block of Midway Avenue when emergency responders rushed to the scene after receiving report of an injured woman down in the area.

Firefighters and medical crews arrived in the area to find the woman - identified as Susan C. Potok, 26, of Plainfield - unconscious and unresponsive with the wire still energized near her, potentially causing a hazard to rescue crews.

A nasty rain storm that had winds reach speeds of about 70 mph passed through the area which apparently disconnected the wires form the pole reports said.

The incident remains under investigation.