A Panorama City man and his 20-year-old daughter were fatally electrocuted Monday when they came in contact with a downed power line.
Firefighters went to the family’s home in the 14700 block of Tupper Street about 2:45 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
The victims, who died at the scene, were identified by the coroner’s office as Ferdinand Tejada, 53, and Janine Reyn Tejada, 20, both of Panorama City.
According to KTLA5, the father went outside when he heard a “loud pop” and was electrocuted, and his daughter went to his aid and also was killed. His wife, a nurse, called 911 and was told to stay inside until emergency crews arrived or she could meet the same fate as her husband and daughter, Channel 5 reported.
Power was shut off in the immediate area by utility crews. The Los Angeles Police Department was investigating.