LOGAN COUNTY, Ky. (AP/NewsChannel 5) – A southern Kentucky man has been killed as a thunderstorm struck in Logan County, Kentucky.
Officials said Friday that 56-year-old Billy Duck was sitting in lawn chairs under a tree with his wife at a home the pair used as a weekend getaway around 8 p.m. Thursday.
His wife had gone to the bathroom, and came back to find a wind gust had snapped a tree limb, which fell onto him.
"Said she was away from him for just a brief moment. Maybe two to three
minutes and then come back out and that's when she discovered him," said neighbor Johnathan Epley. "It's one of those deals where you're still trying to take it all
Sheriff Wallace Whittaker said CPR was performed at the scene and Duck was taken to Local County Memorial Hospital, where County Coroner Mary Gibins pronounced him dead. Whittaker said the limb struck Duck in the head and chest.
Whittaker says Duck is the third person to die during severe weather in Logan County in the last few years. That's why he says it's important to be cautious. "Pay attention to what the weather service says. Meteorologists knows more
about these storms than we do," he said.
(The Associated Press Contributed To This Report.)