FOX47 NEWS - Teen Dies after Lightning Strike
A Jefferson County teenager died last night after he was hit by lightning.
16-year-old Benjamin Richter was hit by a bolt of lightnining, while outside his home in Watertown, around 8:30 p.m.
He was taken to an area hospital, but died shortly before midnight on Monday.
Richter's family issued a statement saying he was a teriffic son and brother.
He was a high honor student and played three sports at Watertown High School.
Doctors say a direct lightning strike is rare, but almost always fatal.