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Lightning Strikes Two Teen-Agers, Killing One

July 18, 1988

EL PASO, Texas (AP) _ Two teen-agers were struck by lightning, one fatally, while they cleaned a corral, authorities said Monday.

The lightning Sunday afternoon killed Jennifer Whitmire, 15, of El Paso and injured Ben Drake, 14, of Lapeer, Mich., said police Lt. Raul Pacillas.

Drake was in serious but stable condition Monday at Providence Memorial Hospital, spokeswoman Teresa Souza said. He and his sister, Kara, were in the area to visit relatives, said their father, Bob Drake Sr.

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