Lightning Struck Woman,Kills Daughter

ShareShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn

A 14-year-old girl has died and her stepmother was hospitalized after lightning struck the jet ski they were riding on across a reservoir straddling the Utah-Wyoming border, authorities said.

Brooklyn Reynolds and her 49-year-old stepmother, Jayleen Reynolds, were riding on a jet ski in a remote area of Flaming Gorge Reservoir around noon on Friday when the watercraft was struck by lightning, Daggett County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Susie Potter said.

The teen, who was riding as a passenger, died while her stepmother was critically injured and airlifted to University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City, Potter said, according to KSL.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.