East Peoria Man Victim of Apparent Electrocution

Published 02/25 2014 10:36PM

Updated 02/26 2014 06:51PM

UPDATE - We now know more about Ryan Regan of East Peoria.

He died after being electrocuted while working on a utility pole in Pekin.

Thirty five year old Regan worked for JF Electric out of Edwardsville and was contracted by Ameren.

He leaves behind his wife and four children.

Regan was a lineman for fifteen years.

He helped restore power to the cities of Washington and Pekin after the November tornadoes.

He also volunteered as a JFL coach and as an East Peoria community baseball coach.

Ameren has released a statement saying quote “Our thoughts and prayers to out to the family and friends of the victim. We are supporting the investigation into the incident.” End quote.

The case has been turned over to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to determine how it happened.

UPDATE- We now know the East Peoria man who was electrocuted to death was working on an Ameren utility pole in Pekin. Ameren Illinois' media representative Stacey Shangraw says Ryan Michael Regan was not an Ameren employee, but contracted from an independent company Ameren says in a statement released Wednesday, "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the victim We are supporting the investigation in to the incident."

 An East Peoria man is dead and the Tazewell County Coroner's office believes he was electrocuted. 35 year old Ryan Michael Regan was brought to Pekin Hospital Tuesday and pronounced dead. According to the coroner's office, an autopsy late Tuesday indicated his death was consistent with electrocution. The incident reportedly happened in rural Pekin. The case will now be turned over to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, better known as OSHA to determine how this happened. No other information have been released.

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