Transient electrocuted cutting power cables in Fontana
A transient was electrocuted early Monday morning while apparently attempting to cut live cables from a Southern California Edison power pole in Fontana.
The incident caused a blackout to the surrounding neighborhood, said San Bernardino County sheriff’s officials.
Robert Buchanan, 25, was killed instantly at the scene near Valencia Street and Lime Avenue about 2:20 a.m., officials said.
Buchanan was found with bolt cutters at an Edison pole next to Metrolink railroad tracks. Crews restored power within a few hours.
-- Sam Quinones