Motorcyclist riding on I-95 dies after lightning strikes helmet

The motorcyclist's helmet was cracked and burned from the lightning strike officials said

The motorcyclist's helmet was cracked and burned from the lightning strike officials said

- A motorcyclist died on Sunday after lightning struck his helmet.

The power of the lightning strike caused the 45-year-old man's helmet to crack and burn, according to a tweet from the Highway Patrol.

A motorcyclist was killed in Florida after lightning cracked his helmet and sent him off the road Sunday.

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The driver did not survive the incident.

WOGX-TV says authorities confirmed the motorcyclist is a 45-year-old from Charlotte, North Carolina. His name has not yet been released.

According to ABC News, Florida troopers said an off-duty Virginia state trooper witnessed the lightning strike and aftermath from afar.

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The crash happened near mile marker 271 in Volusia County.

Lightning killed 47 people in Florida between 2008 and 2017, the highest number of fatalities of any state. Hundreds more are injured by lightning strikes each year and some can suffer lifelong neurological impairment as a result of the strikes.

The odds of being struck by lightning in your lifetime are 1 in 13,000, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Severe Storms Laboratory.

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