Lightning Kills Arkansas Father of 2

Tyler Grisham was doing construction work when a tree close to him was struck
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 11, 2018 7:00 PM CDT

(Newser) – A father of two was killed by lightning last week as storms blew through central Arkansas, KARK reports. Tyler Grisham was working at a construction site Friday when a tree nearby him was struck. Grisham was also hit and rushed to a hospital, but it was too late. Grisham's father-in-law, Wade Boughner, told reporters the lightning "had wreaked too much havoc" for his son-in-law to be saved. The 27-year-old was the father of two young daughters. The tragedy came along with major storms in the region, where some areas saw as much as three inches of rain. According to KFSM, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration says Grisham's was the fifth lightning fatality in the US this year. (Read more freak accidents stories.)

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