Three individuals were murdered last week when lightning struck a park across from the White House, including a 29-year-old Los Angeles bank executive, according to his company.
City National Bank vice president Brooks Lambertson was struck by lightning in Lafayette Park on Thursday night when he was in Washington, D.C., the bank stated in a statement on Saturday.
A Wisconsin husband and wife who were celebrating their 56th wedding anniversary were also killed by lightning.
According to a release from City National, Lambertson oversaw sponsorships for the bank and has experience in marketing for the Los Angeles Clippers. He resided in the heart of Los Angeles.
According to the statement, Brooks was “an great young guy who will be remembered for his giving, friendliness, and unfailing positivism.”
“His unexpected passing is painful for everyone who knew him, and his family, friends, and coworkers appreciate the many well wishes that have come from throughout the nation.”
According to the bank, he received his degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo after majoring in recreation, parks, and tourist administration with a specialty in sports management.
L.A. was home to Lambertson. but is from Folsom, according to CBS Sacramento.
Farbod Esnaashari, a Sports Illustrated Clippers reporter who worked as Lambertson’s intern for the team, said on Twitter that Lambertson was “an incredible guy who’s gone much too soon.”
The lightning strike in the park right outside the White House complex resulted in the deaths of James Mueller, 76, and Donna Mueller, 75, both of Janesville, Wisconsin, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.
According to the police department, a fourth victim, a lady who has not been named, was hospitalized and is in severe condition.
According to their niece Michelle McNett of Janesville, the Muellers traveled to Washington, D.C., to commemorate their wedding anniversary.
The Wisconsin State Journal was informed by McNett, “They were a really affectionate couple. I believe everyone is simply in shock right now and is sort of requesting solitude. They were very, very family oriented.
She informed the newspaper that the pair had five children, ten grandkids, and four great-grandchildren.
Secret Service agents as well as U.S. According to authorities, Park Police responded after seeing the lightning hit on Thursday night to provide first aid.