Authorities say a mother is dead after lightning struck a tree at a park near an elementary school in Winter Springs, Florida. Police say the mother’s son and an 18-year-old woman were also struck but are expected to be okay. WESH’s Anika Hope reports.

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What are the chances odds of being struck by lightning in Florida?

Even people indoors have been killed by lightning travelling through wires and pipes. On average, lightning kills 27 people each year in the United States and injuries more than 240. Florida averages 7 fatalities per year due to lightning and often leads the nation in lightning deaths.

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