Teen dies from lightning strike

June 17, 2010 3:01:23 AM PDT
Police say a 19-year-old died Wednesday after lightning struck him.

Horacio Ascencio was standing under a tree in the front yard of a home in Graham just before 8 p.m. Tuesday when he was struck.

His mother says his shoe came off, his sock was ripped open and smoke was coming from his body.

Ascencio died Wednesday in the burn unit at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.

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