It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of 26-year-old Colby Kyle, an outside line traveler from IBEW Local 852 out of Mississippi. Brother Kyle had been working in IBEW 1245’s jurisdiction for approximately five months, and according to police reports, he was driving a line truck for Wilson Construction in the Garberville area on Oct. 25 when the vehicle went off the road and down a steep embankment. Brother Kyle succumbed to his injuries.
Our IBEW family mourns the loss of this young member, and our thoughts are with Brother Kyle’s family and loved ones in this heart-breaking time. An investigation into this accident in underway, and more information will be shared as it becomes available.