A violent storm hit Long Pond, Pennsylvania this past Sunday during a NASCAR race, resulting in a deadly lightning strike in the parking lot of the racetrack.
The lightning injured a few people - even killing one unidentified fan.
According to racetrack officials, two people were reportedly taken to the hospital and are in critical condition.
Racetrack president Brandon Igdalsky said of the incident:
"Unfortunately, a member of our raceway family here, a fan, has passed away."
Before the storm hit, the race track posted warnings to its Twitter telling fans to “seek shelter as severe lightning and heavy winds are in our area."
Even car driver Jeff Gordon shared his experience with the storm after winning the race that day:
“You could tell it was very close,' he said. 'I mean, that's the thing that's going to take away from the victory, is the fact that somebody was affected by that.”
“Certainly our thoughts are with them.”
“I hope everything is OK there.”
We pray for the victims, as well as the innocent bystander who was killed by the storm.
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