SADSBURY, Pa. (CBS) – A Pennsylvania teen who was bailing hay with his father died after being struck by a bolt of lightning Thursday night.
The Lancaster County coroner’s office says Levi Lantz was struck around 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Sadsbury Township as a line of strong storms moved through the area.
Coroner Dr. Stephen Diamantoni says the boy’s father was driving a team of horses when he felt a tingling sensation then heard a loud clap. When he turned around, his son was on the ground.
Emergency officials responded to the scene but could not revive the teen. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
As a result of the violent thunderstorms, PECO Energy says 5,000 customers, mostly in Bucks County, remain without power service this morning.
At the height of the storm activity, PECO says about 29,000 customers were without power because of winds, heavy rain, hail, and toppled branches and trees.
PECO crews hope to have everyone back on-line by mid-day.
Reported by Al Novack, KYW Newsradio