LONG POND, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say the man killed by a lightning strike at a NASCAR track in northeastern Pennsylvania was a 41-year-old father from a nearby county.
The Monroe County coroner said Monday that Brian Zimmerman, of Moosic, Pa., died as he stood near his car in the parking lot of Pocono Raceway.
Nine other people were injured during Sunday's violent storm, though it wasn't immediately clear how many might have been struck by lightning. One was listed Sunday night in critical condition. There was no immediate update Monday.
The crowd was advised over public address systems and through social media to take cover Sunday afternoon when lightning and heavy rain hit the track near the end of the race.
But some NASCAR fans posted on the raceway's Facebook page that they never heard the weather-related announcements.

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