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Three members of a San Bernardino family were
killed Friday when they came into contact with the
electric current from a 12,000-volt power line that
had fallen into their backyard amid 50-mph winds.
Steven Vego, a 44-year-old plumber, went into the
yard Friday morning after he and his family were
jolted by two loud explosions. From inside the home,
Kayli Vego saw her father step over the line and
stumble to the ground.
She called to her mother, Sharon, who was in the
frontyard putting out two fires apparently caused
by falling power lines. Sharon sprinted to the backyard.
But when she touched her husband, she collapsed as well.
Her 21-year old son darted out next. He too tumbled to
the ground when he touched one of his fallen family members.