BERTIE COUNTY, NC – A 13-year-old boy was electrocuted after his mother crashed into a utility pole.
Amber Osborne was driving to the Hertford County Recreation Center on Saturday when she ran off the road and struck a utility pole which fell to the ground. There were six other people in her SUV, including her 13-year-old son, Zachary Stoyer. They had been on their way to Stoyer’s basketball game.
Osborne told police that after the crash, she got out of the vehicle and felt a shock in her feet and legs. As she was warning her passengers to stay in the vehicle, her son got out and came into contact with a downed power line.
The poor kid was electrocuted and immediately fell face first onto the ground. Attempts were made to resuscitate the boy, but he was pronounced dead at the hospital.
No one else was injured. Police interviewed Amber at the hospital, but at this time it hasn’t been determined if Amber will face any charges.
We’ve posted a couple stories similar to this one. Last year, two women in Los Angeles were electrocuted while trying to help a crash victim, and a man in Ohio was electrocuted when tried helping someone who had crashed into a utility pole.