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Rocky Mountain National Park lightning strike kills 1, injures 7

A woman is killed and seven others are hurt by a lightning strike in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado

A woman was killed and seven other people were injured when they were struck by lightning in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado on Friday afternoon.

Park crews were notified about the incident about 1:20 p.m., said Kyle Patterson, a spokeswoman for the park. 

The group was hit by lightning on the Ute Crossing Trail, which is located off of Trail Ridge Road between Rainbow Curve and Forest Canyon Overlook, Patterson said.

No details were given about the woman who was killed.

Of the seven other victims, two were taken to the hospital by ambulance while the other five were able to make their way to Estes Park Medical Center on their own, Patterson said.

No other information was released.  

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