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2 people killed after making contact with electrical wires in Phoenix

Jun 15, 2022, 7:41 AM | Updated: Jun 28, 2022, 2:41 pm
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PHOENIX — Two people were killed in Phoenix after they made contact with electrical wires, authorities said Wednesday morning.

Firefighters responded to reports of two people who were possibly electrocuted after making contact with in-ground electrical wires located near 23rd and Peoria avenues, the Phoenix Fire Department said in a press release.

Fire officials and APS worked together to shut down power to the area before firefighters approached the scene.

Crews evaluated two people, whose names weren’t provided at the time, and declared them dead. On June 28, police released their identities: Kenneth Meyer, 37, and Amber Quinn, 27.

It appeared the two people were attempting to steal copper wiring before the incident, according to police.

The Phoenix Police Department will conduct the investigation.

No other information was immediately available.

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2 people killed after making contact with electrical wires in Phoenix