Police: Motorcyclist dies after being struck by lightning on I-95

A motorcyclist died on Sunday after lightning struck his helmet.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a bolt of lightning struck a motorcyclist's helmet while traveling southbound on Interstate 95 near mile marker 27.

This caused the driver to leave the roadway.

The driver did not survive the incident.

He has been identified as a 45-year-old man from Charlotte, North Carolina. His name has not yet been released.

Troopers said that the man's helmet had burn marks and cracks on it.

An off-duty Virginia trooper reportedly saw the strike happen.