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      Cyclist dies in Oregon when lightning hits tree

      MADRAS, Ore. (AP) - Central Oregon authorities say a motorcyclist who stopped under a tree to get out of the rain was killed when lightning struck the tree.

      KTVZ -TV reports a couple were riding on U.S. 97 northeast of Madras Sunday afternoon when the storm came up.

      Jefferson County Sheriff Jim Adkins says a man was killed and his wife was taken to the hospital.

      The couple were not immediately identified. They were at the junction of Highway 97 and Oregon 293.
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