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East Texas Man Killed by Lightning Strike

Wednesday, May 14, 2014  |  Updated 8:59 AM CDT
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East Texas Man Killed by Lightning Strike

Erin Copeland

Investigators say an East Texas man has died after apparently being struck by lightning while outside his home.

The Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday identified the victim as 60-year-old Hank Wiederhold of Nacogdoches.

Sheriff Jason Bridges says Widerhold's body was discovered last Friday in his backyard near a tree. The victim had a burn mark on his midsection

Witnesses reported hearing a loud boom prior to Wiederhold being found dead.

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