Police are reporting that a subcontractor working for Eversource was killed on Sunday (January 21) when he was struck by a falling tree while repairing downed power lines.

According to wtnh.com, the power line repairs on Millbrook Road in Middletown had just been completed when a tree fell on top of the lineman, causing the fatal injuries. The worker's name has not yet been released to the public. Police have closed off portions of Millbrook Road until further notice while their investigation continues today.