WASHINGTON (KABC) — A Los Angeles man has been identified as one of three people killed in a lightning strike in front of the White House on Thursday.
Brooks Lambertson, 29, died after the strike in Lafayette Park.
Lamberston was killed along with a husband and wife from Wisconsin.
Another person was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.
A step A statement issued by City National BankLamberston was vice president of banking and managed sponsorships for the company.
He was in Washington on business.
City National said the 29-year-old lived in downtown LA and previously worked for the LA Clippers.
He graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in recreation, parks and tourism management with a concentration in sports management, according to the bank.
“Brooks was an incredible young man who will be remembered for his generosity, kindness and unwavering positivity,” the City National statement read. “His sudden loss is devastating to all who knew him, and his family, friends and colleagues appreciate the thoughts and prayers from across the country.”
Officials have not disclosed how people were injured, other than to say they were fatally struck by lightning.
Secret Service and U.S. Park Police officers who witnessed the lightning strike Thursday night rushed to provide first aid, officials said. Emergency medical crews were called to the scene just before 7 p.m. and transported all victims to hospitals with “significant, life-threatening injuries,” fire department spokesman Vito Maggiolo said.
“We are saddened by the loss of life after the lightning strike in Lafayette Park,” White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre said. “Our hearts go out to the families who have lost loved ones, and we pray for those still fighting for their lives.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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