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1923 - Hagerstown, Md., Struck By Lightning. Jun. 1923 - Reporter Struck By Lightning And Instantly Killed

(International News Service) Hagerstown, Md., June 4. – Samuel ABRECHT, 21, a reporter of the News-Post of Frederick, was instantly killed when struck by lightning in a garage at Ridgeville, Md., during the storm yesterday afternoon. ABRECHT who was returning from an automobile trip to Washington, sought protection from the storm in the garage. The bolt struck a tree nearby and entered the garage killing ABRECHT instantly.

Several houses and barns were burned to the ground together with all contents. Frederick City was without lights or power for several hours. The storm was particularly severe and was accompanied by heavy rainfall and electrical display.

New Castle News
New Castle, Pennsylvania
June 4, 1923

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