Cell tower death

Investigators were on-scene in Longview after a man was killed when he fell from a cell tower under construction.

Oktibbeha County authorities are actively investigating the death of an Arkansas man who fell from a cellular tower under construction on Highway 12 West in the Longview community on Saturday.

Oktibbeha County Sheriff's deputies, along with county fire and EMS, were on scene Saturday afternoon where the tower is being constructed on private property near the intersection of Highway 12 W, Buckner Street and Longview Road.

County Coroner Michael Hunt confirmed the single fatality to the Starkville Daily News and said the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

After next of kin had been notified, Hunt identified the victim as 43-year-old John Wayne Womack of Mountain View, Arkansas.

The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office is handling the investigation.

This is a developing story. The Starkville Daily News will provide more details as they come available.

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