Ely Man Dies After Stepping on Live Electrical Wire

Two Young Men Were Traveling Northbound on Highway 21 in Morse Township

Police say one young man is dead this morning after St. Louis County Sheriff’s Officials responded to a one vehicle crash on Highway 21 in Morse Township early Thursday morning.

Authorities say the accident happened around 12:45a.m. The vehicle, carrying 21-year-old Jacob Forsman from Ely and 22-year-old Carter Manning from Beaver Bay, was traveling north when it left the roadway and rolled in the ditch striking a power pole.

Authorities say Forsman exited the pickup truck and came into contact with a live electrical wire and was pronounced dead on the scene.

Manning sustained injuries, but the extent of the injuries was unknown at the time of transportation to the Ely Hospital.

The incident remains under investigation.

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