Lightning strikes, kills man in Colorado during storm

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Posted: Aug 22, 2016 1:00 PM

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a 45-year-old man was struck by lightning and killed in Colorado.

The Coloradoan newspaper reports (http://noconow.co/2b91u4W ) that Chad Trover of Arvada died Friday during a severe thunderstorm northwest of Fort Collins.

Larimer County Chief Deputy Coroner Dianne Fairman says Trover was staying at a cabin in the mountainous Crystal Lakes area and was standing between trees when the lightning hit.

She says first responders temporarily revived Trover and he was taken to a hospital, where he died about six hours later.

Colorado is one of the top states for lightning deaths over the past decade. Last month, another man was struck and killed by lightning on a suburban Denver golf course.

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Information from: Fort Collins Coloradoan, http://www.coloradoan.com