3 dead after lightning strike near White House Admin (default) , • Updated 2022-08-06

WASHINGTON — Three people have died and a fourth remains in critical condition after a lightning strike across the street from the White House on Thursday night, the Metropolitan Police Department said Friday evening.

Police on Friday morning identified two of the people who died: James Mueller, 76, and Donna Mueller, 75, both of Janesville, Wis. Later, the department said it was notified that a third victim had died: a 29-year-old man whose name is being withheld pending family notification.