Motorcyclist hit by lightning in Florida crashes, dies (News)

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Motorcyclist hit by lightning in Florida crashes, dies.

A motorcyclist is dead after being struck by lightning while driving on Interstate 95 in Volusia County, authorities said.

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The Florida Highway Patrol said the lightning strike hit the driver around 2:15 p.m. Sunday as he rode southbound on I-95 near Ormond Beach. The strike cracked the 45-year-old’s helmet, sending him off the roadway.

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He was pronounced dead at the scene. Troopers said an off-duty Virginia state trooper witnessed the lightning strike and its aftermath.

Authorities said the victim is from Charlotte, North Carolina, but they have not released his name.

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