Benet senior killed by lightning in Downers Grove park three days before graduation
DOWNERS GROVE – Preliminary autopsy results indicate a 17-year-old Downers Grove resident was struck and killed by a lightning strike Thursday afternoon, the DuPage County Coroner's Office confirmed Friday.
Jennie Dizon, a senior at Benet Academy in Lisle, was found on the ground just east of the sled hill at O'Brien Park, 6909 S. Dunham Road, unconscious and not breathing, around 5:21 p.m., Downers Grove police said. She was pronounced dead on the scene at 5:45 p.m., police said.
Preliminary autposy results incidate "electrocution consistent with a lightning strike," but "final cause and manner of death are pending," according to the coroner.
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