Bride killed when lightning strikes newlyweds hiking in Colorado

Kathleen Barlett’s husband, Ryan Pocius, 32, was hospitalized in critical condition after the lightning strike.

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The lightning hit about 2 p.m. at about 12,500 feet up, about 2,000 feet below the summit, according to a local report

It took search crews more than two hours to reach the couple, in part because of stormy weather conditions.

Another pair of hikers — a father and son from Colorado Springs — were also hit by lightning around the same time, but their injuries were minor and they were able to walk out safely.

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