Woman Struck by Lightning at Cincinnati's Spring Grove Cemetery Dies

Twenty-seven-year-old Danielle Brosius died after she and two others were struck by lightning in the landmark Cincinnati cemetery

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Kellie Coleman
Spring Grove Cemetery

One of three people struck by lightning at Cincinnati's Spring Grove Cemetery has died, according to reports from the Hamilton County Coroner's office.

Green Township resident Danielle "Dani" Kelsey Brosius, 27, died Friday night at University of Cincinnati Medical Center. 

Two others were also struck by lightning Friday afternoon a little after 5 p.m., officials say. Both remained in serious condition after the incident. Officials have not released more details. 

According to the National Weather Service, there are an average of 43 reported lightning fatalities per year in the United States. Brosius was the 14th lightning fatality in 2019, according to the NWS.

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