Man Electrocuted This Afternoon near Walcott

WALCOTT, AR - Greene County authorities are investigating a fatal accident that occured this afternoon near Walcott.

Sheriff Dan Langston said a man was electrocuted at approximately 1:13 p.m.  The accident occured at or near the intersection of Greene County Roads 315 and 340.

The name of the victim has not yet been released.  Langston said preliminary investigation revealed that the man may have been attempting to steal copper from the site.

K8 News has a crew en route to the scene, and will have more information as it becomes available.