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9-year-old killed by lightning strike in Moultrie

Child Killed by Lightning Strike
Child Killed by Lightning Strike(Source: WALB)
Updated: Jul. 6, 2020 at 5:31 PM EDT
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MOULTRIE, Ga. (WALB) - A 9-year-old girl was killed by a lightning strike in Moultrie on Friday, according to Colquitt County Coroner Verlyn Brock.

Nicol Mateo-Pedro was walking with her mother and 15-year-old sister on the walking trail on South Main Street.

Brock said a storm started to come in around 5 p.m. on Friday.

The family took cover under a shelter when lightning struck a nearby tree.

Child Killed by Lightning Strike
Child Killed by Lightning Strike(Source: WALB)

Pedro died from her injuries at Colquitt Regional Medical Center, according to Brock.

Her sister was airlifted to the burn center in Augusta and is being treated for her injuries.

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