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Lightning strike kills Illinois fisherman

SHELBYVILLE – An Illinois man died after being struck by lightning while fishing in central Illinois.

Shelby County Coroner Brian Green identified the man as 29-year-old Jonathon D. Olisio of Mokena. The coroner said Olisio died Sunday afternoon at Shelby Memorial Hospital in Shelbyville, about 35 miles south of Decatur.

Authorities said Olisio was fishing with friends near the Lake Shelbyville Dam on the Kaskaskia River when he was struck. No one else was injured.

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