Fatal Lightning Strike at NASCAR Race Kills One, Injures Nine

Sam Champion reports on the severe summer storms that tore through parts of the East.
3:00 | 08/06/12

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At least one person is dead, several other injured after a fatal strike of lightning at the nascar race in pennsylvania. Good morning, everyone. A line of storms trying to move through the east coast after a weekend of 90 to 100-degree The strong storms turn deadly and dangerous when they move into crowded areas, like a racetra racetrack, an open racetrack with 85,000 people sitting outside. The main grand stand at nascar's pennsylvania 400 sprint cup. With about 60 laps to go. Probably around 20 feet, in front of us, we see a bolt of lightning. Reporter: Eight of the victims were in the grand stand parking lot. One man, a 41-year-old from pennsylvania, was killed. Another person remains in critical condition. When things started to clear up, all we saw was a camping tent just destroyed and two bodies on the ground. Reporter: Pocono raceway posted twitter warnings to 22,000 followers near the end of the race. A severe storm warning was issued about 45 minutes before the strike. The storm was part of a dangerous line of severe weather causing flash flooding. Severe winds, hail, and hundreds of lightning strikes along the east coast. Including this children's baseball facility in new hampshire. Soaking rains in pittsburgh. Over an irvelg of rain fell in a matter of minutes. The storms did and will kick down the heat in the m

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