- Associated Press - Monday, May 8, 2017

SEDALIA, Colo. (AP) - A 36-year-old woman was killed by a lightning strike as she rode her horse on a trail in Colorado.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office identified the rider killed on Sunday as Laura Miller. She was riding along the trail with a 15-year-old girl to meet Miller’s mother when lightning hit them as a strong thunderstorm moved through the Denver area.

Miller was pronounced dead at the scene along with her horse.

The 15-year-old was conscious and taken to the hospital in serious condition. The sheriff’s office says her condition later improved but it didn’t have any details on how she was doing on Monday.

Colorado has been one of the top states for lightning deaths in the United States over the past decade.

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