CORAL SPRINGS (CBSMiami) – A lightning strike killed a woman and injured two other people in Parkland Wednesday afternoon.
Coral Springs Fire Rescue confirms a 911 call came in at 2:08 p.m. to report that two people had been struck by lightning at C.W. Hendrix Farms located at University Drive and Loxahatchee Road.
The woman, identified as 53-year-old Maria Francisco Pascual of Lake Worth, was pronounced dead.
According to BSO, Pascual was working in the fields when she was hit by lightning. A man and woman working nearby sustained lightning related injuries.
The man was transported to Broward Health North in serious condition.
The woman showed up at JFK Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries.
Hendrix Farms is a large wholesaler and shipper of produce.
CBS4 contacted the company but no one could provide any information on the victims.
The bad weather moved into Parkland early Wednesday afternoon.
“It certainly became very eerie, it got dark,” says Ron Daratany who owns Subzero Ice Cream shop.
He says the weather was so severe that the building shook.
With the rainy season here, this tragedy is a grim reminder of the constant lightning threat.
“The message is when you see lightning, get inside. Today it cost someone their life,” said Moser.
Florida is considered the lightning capital of the U.S. and this is the second lightening-related death in Florida this year.
The first was April 8 in White Springs.