Colorado Lightning Casualties: Case Studies

Welcome to the Colorado Lightning Casualties Case Study web page of the Colorado Lightning Resource Page. This web page has links to individual case studies of people who were struck by lightning in Colorado. In addition, summary reports of "what was learned" from these individual case studies are available at the bottom of this page.


Individual Case Studies of Lightning Strike Victims in Colorado:

25 July 2000 - Pikes Peak fatality  (formal AMS writeup - click here)
27 July 2003 - Sangre De Cristo fatality
24 August 2003 - Park County Motorcycle fatality  *1
24 August 2003 - Red Cone Pass injury
19 June 2004 - 19 Golfers Injured by lightning
23 June 2005 - Pueblo East High School injury
21 June 2006 - Jefferson County motorcycle fatality
19 July 2006 - Woodland Park teen soccer fatality
19 July 2006 - Colorado Springs baseball coach injury
02 September 2007 - Gold Camp Road (west of Colorado Springs) tent fatality 3 July 2008 - Bear Basin (Custer County) fatality
24 July 2008 - CSU Fort Collins lightning fatalities

Additional events have occurred (below), and these events have been combined in the research papers at the bottom of this page.

29 May 2004 - Littleton Fatality

07 July 2004 - Arvada Injury

01 August 2004 - Breckenridge Fatality

06 September 2005 - Rocky Ford Fatality

24 July 2008 - Mineral County Fatality

06 June 2009 - Evans, Colorado Fatality

12 June 2010 - Browns Canyon Motorcycle fatality

31 August 2011 - Hermit Lake


The documents below are summaries of the above events/case studies:

Meteorological Case Studies of Lightning Victims in Colorado (AMS) This paper was written in 2006).

Meteorological Case Studies of Lightning Victims in Colorado - an Update. This paper was written in 2009).

Meteorological Case Studies of Lightning Strike Victims in Colorado (ILMC). This paper was written in 2012.

 


*1 This case was published in a book titled "Life After Shock - Volume 3;" Steve Marshburn, editor.

 

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