Lightning strike kills man working on roof in Florida
DELTONA, Fla. (WCJB) - A man died in central Florida after being struck by lightning while working on a roof on Monday afternoon.
Volusia County Sheriff’s Office deputies say they responded to a home on Sterling Pointe Drive in Deltona around 2 p.m. Witnesses say their coworker Edvin J. Velasquez Cinto, 24, had been on the roof when a lightning bolt struck him.
Velasquez Cinto was knocked from the roof causing him to hit the concrete below. He was taken to the hospital where he died.
RELATED: TV20 Weather Forecast
Deputies say information gathered at the scene and findings from an examination of the victim’s body are consistent with a lightning strike. The official cause of death will be determined by the medical examiner.
Click here to subscribe to our newsletter.
Copyright 2023 WCJB. All rights reserved.