Rocky Mountain National Park, Colo. • For the second day in a row, lightning has been blamed in the death of a visitor at Rocky Mountain National Park.
Officials were notified late Saturday afternoon of four people being struck by lightning near Trail Ridge Road, park spokeswoman Kyle Patterson said. The four were rushed to a hospital, but Gregory Cardwell, 52, of Scottsbluff, Nebraska, died of his injures.
"We didn't see the bolt. It was just a white flash. It just felt like something hit you in the back of the head and just kind of jolted forward," Mary Ivarson, who wasn't far from Cardwell, told KMGH-TV in Denver.