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1 Dead, Another Severely Injured After Tree-Trimming Shock in Addison: Authorities

One man was killed and another was severely injured after being shocked while trimming a tree Tuesday when they came in contact with a Com Ed power line in suburban Addison, police confirmed.

Firefighters responded to the area near Villa and Myrick avenues for a report of a person who fell from a tree about 11:01 a.m., authorities said. Upon arrival, firefighters learned two people had been shocked in a home's backyard. One was stuck in a tree and the other had been thrown from a ladder, authorities said.

The DuPage County coroner's office later confirmed Jose Fulgencio-Hueramo, 51, of Melrose Park, died at the hospital. 

The other injured man was taken to an area hospital.

Police said the men appeared to be private home owners and not a employees of a landscaping service.

Com Ed and authorities were investigating and portions of Villa Avenue will remain closed for an unknown period of time.

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