Days Gone By In Staunton

Stories from the files of the Staunton Star-Times in years gone by.


December 20, 2023

Thursday, July 5, 1923 -- LIVE WIRE KILLS LIVINGSTON MAN -- Jacob Hribar killed by Charge of 3300 Volts Thursday Morning -- Jacob Hribar of Livingston on Thursday morning at about 8:30 o'clock was electrocuted while attempting to patch up a broken electric wire near his home.

According to information we were able to secure, Hribar was up in a tree, attempting to mend a broken electric wire when he received the shock which caused his death. It is said that a charge of 3300 volts passed through his body and this, together with the fall from the tree, instantly killed him.

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