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Video: Storm chaser gets struck by lightning, catches act of God on tape

FAIRBURN, SD – A storm chaser got the shock of his life while tracking severe weather in South Dakota.

He says he got struck by lightning and caught the Act of God on tape.

Scott Sheppard was chasing storms in western South Dakota, shooting video out his car window when BAM!

He said a bolt of lightning struck his arm and continued to the ground blowing a hole in the road.

Sheppard wasn’t badly injured.

He snapped pictures of the scene after the strike which show the damage to the road.

His car didn’t fare as well.

The lightning took out the vehicle and it had to be towed.

Sheppard knows he is lucky to be alive.