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Lufkin woman dies after being struck by lightning

FOX 51
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 6:58am

The Lufkin Daily News reports that an employee of the IHOP restaurant in Lufkin died after being struck by lightning while standing outside the restaurant Tuesday night, according to a Lufkin Police spokesman.

The employee, who was in her 30s, was taken to Woodland Heights Medical Center by Lufkin Fire paramedics following the incident that happened around 10:30 p.m., according to a witness account and Lufkin Police Lt. Ronny LaRue. Medical personnel were attempting to transport her to an out-of-town trauma center, but the medical helicopter could not fly because of the weather. She died at the Lufkin hospital, according to Lufkin Police Lt. Ronny LaRue.

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