Lightning Strike Kills Two Near Scenic Overlook

FREDONIA, Ariz. (July 24, 2013)--A man and wife were killed and a teenage boy was injured in a lightning strike near a scenic overlook in northern Arizona.

The names of the man and woman who died were withheld until relatives could be notified, the Coconino County Sheriff's Office said.

The two victims lived outside the United States, but their hometown and ages weren't immediately available and it's unclear if they were a couple.

Sheriff's officials say a lightning bolt struck about 3 p.m. Tuesday in the area of the LeFevre Scenic Outlook on Highway 89A about eight miles north of Jacobs Lake.

The man and woman were in a group of people at the overlook and were pronounced dead at the scene.

The teenage boy, who wasn’t associated with the other two victims, was treated for non-life threatening injuries.


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