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One man dead, one injured in Abilene power line mishap

The Abilene Police Department is investigating the incident. AEP Texas will investigate it, as well.
Credit: Lexis Greene

ABILENE, Texas — One man is dead and another injured after a power line incident Tuesday morning in Abilene.

According to an Abilene Police Department press release, at approximately 11:34 a.m. Tuesday, APD officers and Abilene Fire Department personnel responded to an injured subject call in the south alley of 2200 Oakwood Lane.

First responders found two men had been injured in an incident involving a power line that occurred as they were working with a local tree trimming service, the release said.

One of the men, Alan James Maxey, 31, died from his injuries at the scene. Next of kin notification has been made, the APD said.

A 24-year-old man was taken to a local hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

APD said AEP Texas will conduct an independent investigation concurrent with APD’s death investigation.