Man killed by lightning strike in Texas

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MIDLAND, Texas – A man died Monday night after being struck by lightning in Texas, police said.

Emergency crews received a call about the lightning strike hitting a person around 6:15 p.m. at Maple Avenue Monday,  Midland police spokeswoman Rachel Walker told KWES. When they arrived, they found an unresponsive man.

The man was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, KWES reported.

Authorities did not release the man’s name or the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Midland is a small city in west Texas on Interstate 20.

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