Lightning likely killed jogger |

Lightning likely killed jogger

MORRISON, Colo. ” Mountain bikers found the body of a man believed killed by lightning near Red Rocks Amphitheatre as storms rolled across the Front Range and eastern plains Friday.

The man, believed in his 20s, was about 3/4 of a mile away from the parking lot at Matthew Winters Park in Jefferson County, said Jacki Kelley, spokeswoman for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office.

“It appears that he was struck by lightning,” said Kelley. “We had a huge storm that came through here, with lots of lightning and lots of thunder.”

Several counties were under a flash flood warning late Friday, including Weld, Morgan, Washington and Lincoln.

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