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Lightning strike kills Florida motorcyclist on I-95

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Troopers said the incident occurred just before 3 p.m. on I-95 southbound near mile marker 271.

The man, 45, was struck by lightning and crashed after leaving the roadway, troopers said.

An FHP spokesperson said the lightning struck the man's helmet and shattered it.

Troopers said an off-duty Virginia State trooper witnessed the lightning strike.

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The accident caused a traffic back-up as troopers investigated the death.

The helmet worn by a motorcyclist who was struck by lightning and killed Sunday afternoon while driving down I-95 in Volusia County, Florida.
Photo: Florida Highway Patrol

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