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Man struck by lightning at BIR

Man struck by lightning at BIR

A 23-year-old Madelia man was struck by lightning at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday while driving on a four-wheeler at Brainerd International Raceway near Brainerd, reported the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office.

The man, Jamie Kevin Harris who was unresponsive on scene, was transported by North Air Care to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis where he was in critical condition Thursday.

It was reported that the incident occurred on corners three and four in the camping area of the race track.

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