A junior at Carbondale Community High School was struck and killed by lightning Thursday afternoon during a track meet between Carbondale, Cairo and Carterville.I guess when your time’s up, it’s up. But still. The storms were gone and this happened anyway? I know I sometimes push the safety limit outside before and after storms. Now I’m going to be a little more paranoid about it.
Witnesses said the storms had already passed and there was no rain or lightning in the area, she said.
The lightning seemed to come out of nowhere, and King said witnesses told her there was a "huge pop and that was it."
Friday, March 30, 2007
A Bolt Out of the Blue