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Mississippi police car records lightning near-miss

Gautier Police Sgt. Mark Rodriguez said he later found a chunk of singed concrete where the lightning struck the bridge.

By Ben Hooper

GAUTIER, Miss., June 1 (UPI) -- A Mississippi police department shared dashcam footage of a lightning bolt that narrowly missed a patrol car driving on the interstate.

The YouTube video, recorded by the dashboard camera in Gautier Police Sgt. Mark Rodriguez's patrol car, shows the lightning strike a Tchoutacabouffa River bridge in front of the car Tuesday on Interstate 10.

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Rodriguez said he later returned to the site of the lightning strike and discovered a piece of singed concrete where the bridge was hit.

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