Woman Killed, Others Injured In Florida Lightning Strike


PARKLAND, FL. – Broward Sheriff’s Office homicide detectives are investigating the death of a woman who was fatally struck by lightning at C.W. Hendrix Farms in Parkland.

At 2:10 p.m. May 16, Maria Pascual was working in the fields at 12210 Loxahatchee Road when she was hit by lightning. A man and woman working near Pascual sustained lightning-related injuries.

Coral Springs Parkland Fire Rescue responded and transported the man to Broward Health North. His injuries are described as serious. The injured woman showed up at JFK Medical Center with not life-threatening injuries. Detectives are temporarily withholding their names.

Pascual was taken to Coral Springs Medical Center by Coral Springs Parkland Fire Rescue who pronounced her dead.