MOUNT VERNON — A young woman was taken to Knox Community Hospital by an emergency squad late Thursday afternoon from an apparent lighting strike during the afternoon thunderstorm.
Angie Mickley, an employee of Envy Salon at 69 Mansfield Avenue, called 9-1-1 sometime between 4 and 5 p.m. after seeing a young woman reportedly eight months pregnant holding her stomach. Mickley was sitting outside the salon and saw the woman walk by the building whose mother then came running inside, claiming her daughter had been struck by lightning. Mickley identified the woman as being Kirsten Everhart.
Everhart reportedly began having contractions and laid down in a car before an ambulance arrived. No information was available from the Mount Vernon Fire Department.
In a recent article on a young woman being struck by lightning, the woman’s name was incorrectly reported. It should have said that Kearstin Williams was struck. The News regrets the error.