Man killed by apparent lightning strike

Author: Associated Press
MGN Online

LARGO, Fla. (AP) – Authorities say an elderly man is dead after being struck by lightning in a Tampa Bay area neighborhood.

Largo police say 81-year-old Jay Freres was walking along a sidewalk Friday morning when a storm came up.

Fire officials say emergency responders at a nearby station heard the thunder and saw the lightning. They reported making it to the scene within three minutes. Freres was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police continue to investigate.

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