Lightning strikes pickup truck driving on I-95 in Brevard, troopers say

Driver told troopers he heard ‘loud sound’ before smelling smoke

No one was hurt when lightning struck a vehicle on I-95 in Florida.

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – A vehicle became disabled Thursday afternoon following reports of a lightning strike near Interstate 95 in Mims, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The vehicle, a 2014 Dodge Ram, was driving north on Interstate 95 near mile marker 227 when the driver reported seeing a lightning strike in the area, troopers said.

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Troopers said the driver told them he heard a “loud sound” after the lightning strike. The driver then smelled smoke and saw all of the car’s electronics turn off, troopers said.

According to FHP, the driver pulled over, and troopers responded to help.

The driver was not injured.

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