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UPDATE: Man killed by lightning strike in Oconto County identified

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OCONTO COUNTY, WI (WTAQ) - Officials say one man is dead and another is critically injured after a lightning strike this past weekend.

Brown County Medical Examiner Al Klimek says it happened in southern Oconto County around 6 p.m. 

The two men were building a child's tree house when a small thunder cell moved through.

“One of the lightning strikes struck a large tree the two gentlemen were working in. This lightning strike resulted in the immediate death of one individual and another one was treated and transported to a Green Bay hospital,” Klimek told FOX 11. 

27-year-old Brad Cox of the town of Abrams died, the age and name of the other man has not been released.

(Additional reporting from FOX 11).

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