Golfer killed by lightning strike - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Golfer killed by lightning strike

NEWBERN, Tenn. (AP) - A lightning strike killed a golfer and severely injured another man in West Tennessee.

Thirty-seven-year-old Steve McDaniel was killed when lightning struck a tree he was using for shelter during a thunderstorm Tuesday afternoon.

Ben Berrios, age 33, was injured by the same lightning strike and taken to a hospital in Memphis.

The storm caught the men by surprise as they played at Oakview Links Golf Course in Newbern.

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