Pastor, Hiking in a Park, Struck and Killed By Lightning


A 50-year-old pastor from Grace Fellowship Baptist Church in San Antonio was killed Tuesday afternoon after he was hit by a bolt of lightning while hiking with his two teenage sons.

Pastor William Clardy and his two sons were hiking in the Lost Maples State Natural Area near Vanderpool about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. The park is located about 65 miles northwest of San Antonio [MAP/SAT].

Rain began to fall and the three went to seek cover under a cedar tree,  Pastor William Clardy was hit by lightning and died instantly.

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