Lightning Strike Kills High School Student

Published: Apr. 21, 2004 at 9:17 PM CDT|Updated: Apr. 22, 2004 at 7:29 PM CDT
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APRIL 21, 2004 - Posted at 5:15 p.m. CDT

CONWAY, AR - A high school junior died this morning after being struck by lightning on his way to school in Conway.

Police say Greg Pruett, a student at Conway High School's west campus, was struck as he was walking to a bus stop and later died at Conway Regional Medical Center.

Lieutenant Danny Moody said officers reported that Pruett's clothes were burned, indicating he had been struck by lightning.

The case was the only report of injury by lightning during storms today, according to the National Weather Service.

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