Pickup truck struck by lightning on Louisiana highway

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One Morehouse Parish man is probably counting his lucky stars today after his truck was hit by lightning while he was driving down the road, and then caught fire.

According to Sterlington Police Chief Barry Bonner, the man was heading into work in Monroe southbound on US 165 from East Lake when a bolt of lightning his his truck.

The truck caught fire, and the driver was able to pull over near the Sonic at LA 2 and US 165.

Police say the man was not hurt, but his truck is a total loss.

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