Boy, 8, dies after being struck by lightning in Fulton Township


The coroner has identified the  8-year-old boy who died after being struck by lightning in southern Lancaster County Sunday afternoon.

Ephraim Stoltzfus, 8, was killed when he was struck by lightning while running across a field after getting out of a creek in Fulton Township, according to Dauphin County Coroner Graham Hetrick.

Authorities said Stoltzfus had been swimming in a creek with friends near Nottingham  and Soapstone Hill Roads when a storm moved through the area around 2:28 p.m.

Stoltzfus was taken to Hershey Medical Center where he later died.

The Dauphin County coroner ruled his death as accidental.


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