Runner dies after being struck by lightning near Kansas park

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Officials at Kansas' Elk City State Park confirm a runner near the park was fatally struck by lightning Saturday.

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KOKI-TV reports that the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office is investigating the incident.

According to National Weather Service data, the last time Kansas had a lightning fatality was 2012.

This incident makes the 18th lightning fatality in the United States this year, according to the National Weather Service.

No further information was immediately available.

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