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SC man dies 4 days after lightning strike

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UNION, S.C. - The Union man who was struck by lightning has died, four days days after the incident.

According to the victim's family, Steven Becknell died Thursday evening at an area hospital.

The Holcombe Funeral Home in Union tells us visitation will be Sunday, September 8th from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Bogansville United Methodist Church at 4052 Buffalo-West Springs Hwy. in Jonesville.

The funeral will follow at 3:30 p.m.


A lightning strike over the weekend has left a Union man in critical condition.

Union County Sheriff David Taylor tells 7 On Your Side Steven Becknell, 50, was working on his truck under a tree in the yard when he was struck.

It happened around 4:30 p.m. on Sunday on Boatmen Springs Road in Union.

"Most commonly, lightning strikes another object such as a tree or power lines and then you can get a secondary jolt off of it," says paramedic Scott Burch with Union County EMS. "The lightning can actually travel through you because your standing in close proximity of it."

Pictures from the scene show bark ripped from the tree near where Becknell was struck.

Becknell was taken to the hospital where he remains in critical condition.

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