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Iowan dies after being struck by lightning

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Authorities in Muscatine County say one person has died after being struck by lightning Monday night.

Deputies were called to 2516 150th STreet in rural Muscatine County after reports that two people were struck by lightning.

Deputies located John R. Jenkins at the residence, and a second person William J. Clevenger was located a short distance away from the home.

Jenkins was treated and released. Clevenger was taken to a hospital by ambulance but was pronounced dead at the emergency room.

Investigation revealed that the pair was on horseback attempted to round up cattle during a storm that had passed through Muscatine County that evening.

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