Woman in hospital after being struck by lightning, fire officials say

Smithville fire officials said a woman was taken to the hospital after she was struck by lightning Saturday afternoon.

Posted: May 18, 2019 5:28 PM
Updated: May 18, 2019 6:26 PM

(SMITHVILLE, Mo.) Smithville fire officials said a woman was taken to the hospital after she was struck by lightning Saturday afternoon.

This happened just before 2 p.m. around the lake near Jack Rabbit Bend, according to a post on the Clay County Parks Facebook page. The woman was fishing with her husband near the area when it happened.

Park officials said the woman was 55 years-old and was transported by ambulance with serious burn injuries. 

Count on KQ2 News for further updates.

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Showers and thunderstorms are set to move into the area later this afternoon and overnight. Current models show the storms weakening before arriving into Missouri but will need to monitor them as there is the chance they could produce some gusty winds and large hail. These storms could also bring some heavy rainfall to the area. Best chance for thunderstorms will be after 5:00 p.m. through the overnight. Lows tonight are in the 60s.
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