Lightning Strike Kills Two in Kentucky

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Reporter
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.
August 21, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Two people, Bobby Maggard and Scotty Elam, died while working inside a barn when lightning hit the building.

The barn was in Madison County, near Garrard County, reported WKYT.

Daryl Hodge, the Garrard County Coroner, said that it happened on Oscar Ray Road near Buckeye.

The National Weather Service said the strike hit around 1:30 p.m. local time.

Emergency crews had a hard time getting to the barn initially because of high water levels.

 

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Reporter
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.