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Coroner: Slidell man killed by lightning

6 years 9 months 15 hours ago Friday, April 29 2016 Apr 29, 2016 April 29, 2016 9:01 AM April 29, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

SLIDELL - A Louisiana coroner says a man working on a Slidell-area construction site died after being struck by lightning.

St. Tammany Parish coroner Dr. Charles Preston said in a news release that 36-year-old Elvin Arturo Castro-Santiago was working Wednesday when he was struck. Preston says Castro-Santiago was taken to Ochsner Northshore where he later died.

Preston says the tragedy underscores the deadly force of nature.

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