Farmworker struck, killed by lightning in Manatee Co

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MYAKKA CITY, Fla. - Authorities are investigating after they say a farmworker was struck and killed by lightning in Manatee County.

News agencies report the Manatee County Sheriff's Office says the incident happened Monday evening.

Deputies say 47-year-old Fleuridor Kercizan, who worked at the Falkner Farm, was helping two other farmworkers load a truck when the storm began just after 5 p.m.

Authorities say all three workers were struck by lightning and taken to the hospital, where one of them was pronounced dead.