Capt. Dan Casey of the St. Charles Fire Department said the man was delivering mail in a truck about 12:30 p.m. when he touched a metal mailbox in the 100 block of Hastings Way. Lightning struck nearby and traveled through the mailbox, he said. Casey said the mail carrier called 911. He had chest pains and shortness of breath, but he was alert when paramedics arrived.
In June, a 34-year-old mail carrier was killed by lightning in another St. Louis suburb. Thirty-four-year-old Christina Jones was struck while delivering mail in Jennings. She died a short time later.
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