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Man and horse killed by lightning strike in Itawamba County

MANTACHIE, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A man is dead after being struck by lightning.

It happened around 2:30 Wednesday afternoon in Mantachie.

Itawamba County Coroner Sheila Summerford says 37-year old Tim Edge was riding horses with his father when he and his horse were struck.

She says Edge's father had gone into the barn while Edge stayed outside. While in the barn, he heard a loud boom. That's when the lightning hit.

Both Edge and his horse were killed. Edge leaves behind a wife and daughter.

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