Ten fans injured, one dies, after lightning strike at Pocono

 

Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet, leads on a caution lap as rain clouds build during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway on August 5, 2012 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Ten fans were injured, one fatally, after a lightning strike following the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway Sunday. One later died after being transported to a local hospital.

The incident happened after the race had been called due to a violent thunderstorm struck the track. Fans were filing out of the stands and heading to the parking lots. The National Weather Service had issued a severe thunderstorm warning and track officials began warning fans to seek shelter.

A track official said five people were treated at the scene while two others were taken to separate area hospitals. Both were listed in critical condition, track officials later confirmed one had died. MORE>>>

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