Utility worker in Conn. killed by falling tree


    <p>Police said an Eversource subcontractor was killed by a falling tree in Middletown, Conn., Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. (WFSB/CNN)<br>{/p}

    Police said an Eversource subcontractor was killed by a falling tree in Connecticut.

    Authorities said the worker was repairing a line in Middletown at about 3:20 p.m. Sunday when a tree fell on top of the lineman.

    The person's name has not been released.

    Eversource and United Illuminating both reported more than 25,000 customers without power late Sunday after the state was hit by freezing rain and sleet.

    Mayor Dan Drew issued a statement Sunday saying the lineman "was in harm's way today for the benefit of others."

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