Woman struck, killed by lightning on Sand Key in Clearwater, first responders say

A 73-year-old woman is dead after she was struck by lightning on Sand Key in Clearwater Wednesday evening, according to first responders. 

Clearwater police and firefighters said they responded at 7:45 p.m. to the 1300 block of Gulf Boulevard on Sand Key. 

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That's when first responders said they found the 73-year-old woman dead on a sidewalk inside the Bayside Gardens IV complex between the parking lot and one of the condo buildings. 

No one witnessed the incident, but authorities said a man discovered her body on the sidewalk after storms rolled through the area. 

The investigation remains active, police said.