07-23-2006, 07:57 PM #1
Lightning Kills 2 N.J. Teens; 2 Recovering
MONTVALE, N.J. (AP) -- Two teenagers were recovering Sunday from a lightning strike that killed two other teens a day before on a school soccer field.
Lee Weisbrod, 19, of River Vale, and Steven Fagan, 18, of Woodcliff Lake, died at a local hospital Saturday after suffering severe burns and trauma, authorities said.
The survivors, identified only as 16- and 19-year-old Montvale residents, were treated at a local hospital Saturday night and released, authorities said.
The four had arrived at Montvale Memorial School around 6 p.m. Saturday, but waited for a rain storm to let up before taking the field to play soccer, police said. When a violent storm swept back in, the two unidentified teens ran for shelter while Weisbrod and Fagan began walking off the field.