Lightning strike near White House kills Wisconsin couple

Posted 4 days ago


A couple from Wisconsin has been pronounced dead Friday after a lightning strike last night just outside the White House.

James Mueller, 76, and Donna Mueller, 75, of Janesville, succumbed to their injuries following the strike at Lafayette Park, a spokesperson from DC Metro Police told Fox News Digital.

"We are saddened by the tragic loss of life after the lightning strike in Lafayette Park," White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in a statement. "Our hearts are with the families who lost loved ones, and we are praying for those still fighting for their lives."

Two others injured in the strike remain in critical condition. Their identities have not been publicly released.

DC Fire and EMS responded to reports of a lightning strike in the center of Lafayette Park around 6:52 p.m. local time.... (Read more)