Woman Struck, Killed By Lightning Identified

SEDALIA, Colo. (CBS4) – The woman who was riding her horse when she was killed Sunday evening by a lightning strike has been identified.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office told CBS4 the woman has been identified as Laura Miller.

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The 36-year-old Miller was a resident of the Rainbow Creek community west of Sedalia. Her mother was also riding a horse nearby when the strike occurred.

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Laura Miller (credit: Facebook)

A 15-year-old family friend was also injured. She was last listed in stable condition.

The trio were riding horses on a popular community trail when deputies said they got stuck between two storms.

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Laura Miller (credit: Facebook)

The trio may have been riding their horses from one family property to the other.

According to NOAA records, this was the first lightning-related death in the United States in 2017.

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