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Woman And Her Two Dogs Struck To Death By Lightning During Thunderstorm

Woman And Her Two Dogs Struck To Death By Lightning During Thunderstorm

Woman And Her Two Dogs Struck To Death By Lightning During Thunderstorm

Woman And Her Two Dogs Struck To Death By Lightning During Thunderstorm

On Wednesday, 52-year-old Antonia Mendoza Chavez and her two dogs died during a thunderstorm in the San Gabriel Riverbed in Pico Rivera, Los Angeles County.

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On a trail by the San Gabriel Riverbed in Los Angeles County’s Pico Rivera, Antonia Mendoza Chavez’s body and the bodies of her pets were discovered on Wednesday morning.

She is the only person known to have been struck by lightning in the county this year and is believed to have regularly walked the same trail.

CCTV footage shows her earlier that morning as she headed out of her home with the dogs.

Police and paramedics were pictured at the scene, with emergency vehicles parked alongside a grass embankment.

They were called to the area of Rimbank and Mines avenues around 8.50 am.

Pico Rivera City Manager Steve Carmona warned local residents to stay indoors amid the stormy weather.

He said,

“We should all be cautious with this activity that’s in the area.

“We want everybody to be careful. There’s a lot of instability in the air. Just be careful and do your best to stay indoors at this time.”

Woman And Her Two Dogs Struck To Death By Lightning During Thunderstorm

Ms. Chavez was the first person in the county to die from a lightning strike this year.

Lightning deaths are rare in California, with only nine people dying from them since 2006.

Antonia Mendoza Chavez

Ms. Chavez was seen on CCTV heading out with her dogs the day she died Image: ABC7)

The National Weather Service’s Los Angeles branch said on Twitter that residents in San Gabriel Valley alerted residents to another downpour and “dangerous lightning” following the incident.

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Resident Mary Perez said,

“I’m scared. I told my granddaughter and her friend, that she’s not walking to school, I’m taking her. I think more about the lightning. Not that I never thought about it. I didn’t think it could really do that. It’s just awful.”

Ms Chavez’s landlord said she walked the same trail every morning.

Gloria Colocho said after hearing someone had died, she desperately tried to get in touch with her tenant.


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