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Florissant man, 39, electrocuted on I-44 Wednesday morning

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A MoDOT contract worker was electrocuted while operating a truck at a power line on I-44 (Credit: KMOV) A MoDOT contract worker was electrocuted while operating a truck at a power line on I-44 (Credit: KMOV)

FENTON, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) contract worker was electrocuted on Interstate 44 Wednesday morning.

Stephen J. Tepatti, 39, was operating a truck at a power line when a piece of equipment struck the line, electrocuting him near the Soccer Park Road exit around 10 a.m., according to MoDOT officials.

Tepatti, who is from Florissant, reportedly worked for Geotechnology Inc.

At least 400 Ameren Missouri customers were directly impacted by the incident, according to an Ameren spokesperson. Around 12:30 p.m., Ameren officials said power had been restored to a large number of the customers.

No other details have been released.

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