NewsLocal News


Lightning strike kills 9-year-old Moultrie girl

Her older sister is still recovering in the hospital
Posted at 10:26 PM, Jul 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-05 22:26:53-04

MOULTRIE, GA (WTXL) — A nine-year-old girl has died and her older sister is in the hospital after a lightning strike in Moultrie.

Colquitt County Coroner Verlyn Brock told ABC 27 Nicol Mateo Pedro was walking with her mom and 15-year-old sister when a storm passed through Tom White Linear Park Friday.

Brock said the three of them gathered under a wooden shelter to avoid the rain when the lightning struck a pine tree adjacent to them. Brock said the girl was transported to Colquitt Regional Medical Center, where she later died.

Her sister is recovering at a burn center in Augusta. Their mom was not hurt.