Texas Dad-to-Be, 20, Dead After Getting Electrocuted While Trimming Tree: 'Tragic Loss'

"He and his girlfriend Alyssa had just announced on Facebook that they were expecting a baby girl later this year," his family told PEOPLE

<p>GoFundMe</p> Carl David Blaylock III


Carl David Blaylock III

A 20-year-old man, who was expecting his first child, died by electrocution while trimming a tree on May 25.

In an email to PEOPLE, an Arlington Police Department spokesperson said that the victim, identified as Carl Blaylock III by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office, was working on a tree with a chainsaw in Arlington, Texas, when he apparently hit a power line and was electrocuted.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, said authorities.

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"At this time, we have no evidence that a criminal offense occurred,” the Arlington Police Department spokesperson said in a statement. "This appears to be a very tragic accident.”

Authorities said Blaylock’s family members had to be kept back from officers as firefighters worked to retrieve his body.

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In a statement provided to PEOPLE, his family remembered Baylock as a hard-working man, who was also a dad-to-be.

“The family of Carl David Blaylock III (a.k.a. Trey) is devastated at the tragic loss they sustained when Trey cut into a power line hidden in a large tree," read the statement. "He and his girlfriend Alyssa had just announced on Facebook that they were expecting a baby girl later this year."

"Trey was the first generation [in his family] to graduate high school at Timber Creek High School and was finding his footing in life but working contract jobs to earn money. This particular job would have made him $100," they added.

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A GoFundMe was established by Lynn Amante, Blaylock’s step-grandmother, to pay for Blaylock’s cremation and establish a trust for his baby on the way.

“Words cannot express what a good young man Trey was,” Amante wrote in a message on the fundraiser. “He has been in our lives since he was a young child. He leaves behind his devastated father, my daughter, his two sisters, Jasmine and Mya and his brother, Kayson.”

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In their statement, his family said they will always "remember Trey as a young man who loved his family, his dog and dirt bike."

"He worked hard and was polite and helpful to all," they added. "Forever in our hearts."

A service for Blaylock will be held on Saturday, June 1, in Hurst, Texas.

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