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67-year-old man dies after struck by lightning in Arkansas, coroner says

by Brandon Riddle | July 7, 2018 at 10:31 a.m.

A 67-year-old man was killed after being struck by lightning Friday afternoon in Pope County, the coroner said.

The strike happened around 1:30 p.m. as Al Frazier went outside his Russellville residence in the 1500 block of Lands End Point South during a period of light rain, Pope County Coroner Danny White said.

White said lightning hit a nearby tree and arced, striking Frazier.

Frazier was taken to Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Russellville, where he was pronounced dead around 2 p.m. Friday, according to authorities.

Attempts to reach the Russellville Fire Department for more information were not successful Saturday morning.

Two people have died in lightning strikes in Arkansas this year, according to the National Weather Service's North Little Rock office.


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