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Man hit by lightning strike while riding motorcycle

Created: 05/23/2014 4:02 PM
By: Steve Mieczkowski, KOB.com

New Mexico State Police report that a man was hit Friday afternoon by a lightning strike while riding his motorcycle.

The incident occurred at around 1:20 p.m. on US 64 near mile post 308, just west of Cimarron.

The motorcyclist was traveling westbound when the driver was struck by lighting, causing the cycle to veer off the road and crash.

The driver, identified as 44-year-old Thomas Coburn Wartell of Cypress, TX, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Photo: MGN

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