FHP: Motorcyclist dies after being struck by lightning on I-95
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. (FOX 35 ORLANDO) - A motorcyclist died on Sunday after lightning struck his helmet.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a bolt of lightning struck a motorcyclist's helmet while traveling southbound on Interstate 95 near mile marker 27. This caused the driver to leave the roadway.
The driver, who has been identified as 45-year-old Benjamin Austin Lee, did not survive the incident.
Troopers said that Lee's helmet had burn marks and cracks on it.
An off-duty Virginia trooper reportedly saw the strike happen.