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Lightning struck a portion of Interstate 10, causing a chunk of the road to fly through the...
Lightning struck a portion of Interstate 10, causing a chunk of the road to fly through the windshield of the truck.(Walton County Fire Rescue, Florida)
Updated: May. 11, 2021 at 7:23 AM CDT
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WALTON COUNTY, FL (WVUE) -A lightning strike blew up part of a Florida highway and sent a chunk of it into the windshield of a moving vehicle, according to the Orlando Sentinel and the Walton County Fire Rescue.

Just after 7:30 AM this morning, WCFR was dispatched to a traffic crash near mile marker 81 eastbound on I-10....

Posted by Walton County Fire Rescue, Florida on Monday, May 10, 2021

The strike occurred just before 7:30 a.m. Monday.

First responders responded to a call in reference to a traffic crash involving a truck and road debris on Interstate 10 a few miles before the U.S. Highway 331 exit in Walton County.

The crew arrived to find a black truck with a massive hole in the windshield and a blown-out back window panel.

The lightning strike sent a piece of the roadway flying into the windshield and injured two occupants inside, WCFR said.

Both people were sent to the hospital, but no information on their status was released.

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