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.READ MORE: New COVID-19 Spikes In Parts Of Colorado With Lower Vaccination Rates? Many Doctors Worried It Could Happen
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.
A 15-year-old family friend was also injured. She was last listed in stable condition.READ MORE: 2 Seriously Hurt In Rural Weld County Crash That Involved 5 Vehicles
The trio were riding horses on a popular community trail when deputies said they got stuck between two storms.
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According to NOAA records, this was the first lightning-related death in the United States in 2017.