Cpt Montes confirmed that the helmet had been shattered, with scorch marks that indicated that it had been hit by lightning.
Florida Highway Patrol tweeted a picture of the victim's helmet. "Unfortunately he did not survive the crash", authorities wrote. Law enforcement were able to reopen one of the lanes to cars just before 3 p.m.
However, lightning strikes can leave a person with many long-term health problems, including muscle soreness, headaches, cognitive problems and nausea.
In 2018, there were a total of 20 lightning strike fatalities, nearly all of which occurred during the summer months of May to September.