Man Electrocuted After Making Contact with Power Lines
A 47-year-old man is dead after he was electrocuted early morning March 15 while standing at his work vehicle near power lines. Officers and paramedics were originally called to the area of Mordor Drive and Furnace Road in Lorton just after 6 a.m. for a report of an unconscious truck driver on the side of the road. While paramedics were providing medical attention to the man, officers noted that the metal arm of the extended truck cover appeared to be in contact with the overhead wires. The driver, Bobby Blevins Jr., was taken to the hospital and later pronounced dead.
It is unknown why he had pulled over at that location and why he may have tried to raise the extended truck cover. Detectives from Major Crimes Bureau are investigating.
Fire Fatality in a Hotel Room
On March 15, at 7:23 a.m., Fairfax City and County Fire and rescue units were dispatched to a reported fire with a victim reportedly trapped at 9865 Fairfax Blvd., in the City of Fairfax. Units arrived on the scene at 7:27 a.m. to find heavy smoke and fire showing from a one-story hotel complex. A second alarm was requested to bring additional resources to the scene. Crews initiated an aggressive attack of the fire quickly knocking down the bulk of the fire and made entry to find a 35-year-old female deceased in the hotel room. Smoke detectors and hotel staff alerted and safely evacuated other nearby guests. No additional injuries were reported. The medical examiner’s office identified the victim as 35-year-old Megan Shuman, from Sterling. The victim’s next of kin have been notified. The medical examiner’s office will determine the exact cause of death. The hotel management is working to relocate approximately 25 guests to other properties. The origin and cause of the fire is under investigation.