Nathan Deal has ordered state health officials to investigate after a doctor was killed in a lightning strike.
The death was reported Monday in the Georgia Department of Health’s medical examiner’s office.
Deal’s spokesman said Monday night that the cause of death was not immediately known.
The official said it was a medical condition known as anoxic brain injury.
The state Department of Public Health and the state’s medical board have launched a preliminary investigation.
Deal said Tuesday the person involved was an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Georgia.
Deal had been briefed on the situation and said he and other officials were gathering more information.
The governor’s office said in a statement that the health department was cooperating with the investigation.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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