Granite City Man Electrocuted Early Friday

GRANITE CITY, Ill. (KMOX) –  Authorities are trying to figure out what a Granite City man was doing when he was electrocuted early Friday morning.

34-year-old Mark William Becker was found dead on Cut Street in unincorporated Alton shortly after midnight.

It was determined that he had come into contact with overhead power lines after they had been cut from a pole.

Becker was shocked with a fatal dose of electricity.

A report from Madison County coroner says investigators have been unable to determine “any legitimate or lawful activity” that could have led to Becker’s death.

The sheriff’s department is investigating, and they’re awaiting results of drug and alcohol tests on the victim.



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