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updated: 8/6/2012 10:00 AM

4 recover after lightning hits car

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Associated Press

PADUCAH, Ky. -- Two adults and two children from Illinois are recovering after having survived a lightning strike to the car they were in as they traveled in western Kentucky.

McCracken County Sheriff's deputies were called to the scene Sunday on Interstate 24 after lightning struck the 2005 Ford Freestyle as it traveled on an off ramp at Exit 16.

Deputies told The Paducah Sun that four people in the vehicle were taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries. They included 38-year-old Brian McDowell, 38-year-old Jade McDowell, 11-year-old Grace McDowell and 17-year-old Paige Krutsinger, all of Mattoon, Ill.

The newspaper reports they were no longer at the hospital Sunday night, meaning they were likely treated and released.

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