Authorities: Man dies after lightning strike along trail

DICKSON TOWNSHIP, MICH. (AP) - Authorities say a 71-year-old Texas man has died after being struck by lightning on a trail in Michigan's northwestern Lower Peninsula.

The Manistee County sheriff's department says Steven Olson of La Porte, Texas, died at the scene Tuesday after being struck along the North Country Trail in Dickson Township.

TV station WWTV says the lightning strike was reported as thunderstorms moved through that part of northern Michigan. Olson's friends told investigators that they were trying to get to a cabin.

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