Police: CT utility worker killed by falling tree while working to restore power

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MIDDLETOWN, Conn. -

Police in Connecticut say an Eversource subcontractor was killed over the weekend by a falling tree.

According to authorities, the worker was repairing a line in Middletown Sunday around 3:20 p.m. when a tree fell on top of the lineman.

The person's name has not been released.

Eversource and United Illuminating both reported more than 25,000 customers without power late Sunday after the state was hit by freezing rain and sleet.

Mayor Dan Drew issued a statement Sunday, saying the lineman "was in harm's way today for the benefit of others."

AP wire services helped contribute to this report.

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