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Baby born after mom struck by lightning in Florida dies

Meghan Davidson struck while walking in Fort Myers neighborhood

this was over Ocoee at around 8:30p tonight, cloud to cloud lightning  >From Ivan
this was over Ocoee at around 8:30p tonight, cloud to cloud lightning >From Ivan

FORT MYERS, Fla. – A baby boy born in Florida after his mother was struck in the head by lightning when she was nine months pregnant has died.

Owen Davidson died July 13, two weeks after Meghan Davidson, 26, was struck while walking in her Fort Myers neighborhood.

She was rushed to a hospital, where doctors delivered the baby. She was just seven days from her due date when the lightning strike occurred.

The Lee County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed the child's death. It was the fourth death in Florida this year related to lightning.

Authorities said Meghan Davidson was released from the hospital and is recovering.

No further details were immediately available.