Kentucky

Lightning kills cadet at Fort Knox

LOUISVILLE - An 18-year-old ROTC cadet from Alabama has died in Louisville after being struck by lightning at Fort Knox.

Deputy coroner Jim Wesley said Friday night that Carmela Kirkland of Dothan, Ala., died Friday at University Hospital in Louisville.

She was struck by lightning Tuesday afternoon while doing field exercises at Fort Knox.

Wesley said Kirkland was with fellow cadets at the post.

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