Woman killed by lightning while riding horse near Denver

  • Woman killed by lightning while riding horse near Denver

Woman killed by lightning while riding horse near Denver

Deputies said the woman and girl were both hit by lightning.

The horse she was riding was also killed in the strike and a 15-year-old female relative of Miller's was injured.

A 37-year-old woman and her horse were killed by a lightning strike in Sedalia on Sunday afternoon, authorities said.

John Jensenius, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service office responsible for New Hampshire, is a lightning expert, and monitors lightning deaths nationwide.

"They were trying to stay ahead of the storm", he said of the riders. Her condition was not updated by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office on Monday.

The victim's name is not being released until family has been notified.

Thirty-eight people were killed by lightning strikes in 2016, according to the National Weather Service, and Sunday's death may be the first lightning strike fatality this year.

If you hear thunder, lightning created it, so find shelter.

A woman in her 50s reported that she felt her legs go numb after a lightning bolt struck the ground as she watching a youth baseball game on Saturday in Douglas County, the Denver Post reports.

The woman and her horse were pronounced dead by fire crews on scene.