Sixteen Horses Die in Colorado Storm

After a powerful thunderstorm struck Calhan, Colo., in mid-October, a neighbor of rancher William DeWitt found 16 of DeWitt's horses dead in their pasture while checking his own adjacent pasture. Police and a veterinarian have determined that severe lightning recorded in the area caused the horses’ deaths.

El Paso County authorities arrived at DeWitt's shortly after 10:00 a.m. on Oct.

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