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Lightning strike in Montana kills man and horse


BRIDGER — Officials in south-central Montana say a Bridger man and his horse died after being struck by lightning in the Pryor Mountains.

Carbon County Sheriff Tom Reiger tells KTVQ-TV that the lightning strike occurred about 1:40 p.m. Saturday about 12 miles east of Bridger.

Reiger says the man was taking part in a branding party when the lightning strike occurred.

The man's name has not been released.


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