LA Bank Exec Dies After Being Struck By Lightning Near The White House

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LA bank exec, 29, ID’ed as third killed in lightning strike near White House – New York Post

A group of people seeking refuge from the rain in a grove of trees were struck by a powerful series of lightning strikes. Four people suffered critical injuries and were taken to area hospitals.

A violent thunderstorm swept through the capital late in the day, causing flooding in Baltimore and widespread blackouts in Maryland.

A 29-year-old bank executive from Los Angeles was killed by this lightning strike last week. His death was described as “sudden, devastating for all who knew him”.

Brooks Lamberston, 29, was a vice president for City National Bank and managed sponsorships for the company. He was in Washington, D.C. for business, according to a statement from City National Bank.

City National Bank said Brooks Lambertson managed sponsorships for the bank for the last three years and did marketing for the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team.

The lightening strike killed three people total in Washington, D.C., around 6:52 p.m. local time on Thursday. The Secret Service and the U.S. Park Police attended the scene and rendered first aid to the victims. They were transported to the hospital with critical injuries.

The White House said it was saddened by the deaths and was praying for the survivors.

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  1. LA bank exec, 29, ID’ed as third killed in lightning strike near White House  New York Post
  2. LA bank executive among those killed in DC lightning strike  Fox News
  3. Lone survivor of White House lightning strike is Newbury Park woman  VC Star
  4. LA man among 3 killed in lightning strike near White House  The Washington Post
  5. Folsom native identified as third Washington D.C. lightning strike victim  KCRA News
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