A 67-year-old man died after being struck by lightning Friday afternoon in Pope County, the coroner said.
The strike happened about 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 about 2 p.m. Friday, authorities said.
Two people have died in lightning strikes in Arkansas this year, according to the National Weather Service's North Little Rock office.
Metro on 07/08/2018
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