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Posted: August 31, 2016

Lightning strike destroys Prius on highway


By Cox Media Group National Content Desk

CATOOSA, Okla. —

A man driving down an Oklahoma highway got the shock of his life.

His car was struck by lightning on the Will Rogers Turnpike in Catoosa, Oklahoma, the Claremore Daily Progress reported.

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The strike ended up destroying the 2016 Toyota Prius.

Posted by Claremore Daily Progress on Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Fire officials responded to a call of an ambulance request. When they got there, they found smoke coming from beneath the hood of the hybrid car. 

The vehicle then caught fire. The car's passengers said there had been a loud noise and that lightning had hit their vehicle. The driver maintained control, but officials said he was shaken up after the lightning strike.

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