Lightning strike hits 3 farmworkers in Myakka City, kills 1

The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a man who was struck and killed by lightning at 5:10 p.m. Monday at Falkner Farms, 35100 State Road 64, Myakka City, according to a release.

Three Falkner Farm hands were loading a truck when a storm developed. Deputies said the three were struck by lightning and transported to a hospital. One was pronounced dead at the hospital while the other two were treated and released.

The victim was identified as Fleuridor Kercizan, 47.

Herald staff report