Illinois Woman Struck By Lightning At Country Thunder Festival

Sad news from Country Thunder this weekend.

According to reports, an Illinois woman was struck by lightning overnight at the Country Thunder Music Festival grounds in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin. 22-year-old Brittney N. Prehn, of Illinois, was holding her cellphone when she was hit. A bolt struck her in the ear and went through her body.

Deputies were called to the campground just after 12:30 a.m. Friday for a medical emergency, where they found the woman unconscious but still breathing. She has been transferred to the Loyola University Medical Center with serious injuries.

Some campers nearby described what they saw to local news.