Bridger man killed by lightning

A Bridger man was killed Saturday at about 1:40 p.m. when a lightning bolt struck and killed him as well as the horse he was riding 12 miles east of Bridger in the Pryor Mountains.

Gary DeVries was confirmed dead at the scene by members of the Carbon County, Mont., Sheriff’s Department. An autopsy performed later confirmed the cause of death as lightning.

DeVries was moving cattle at a ranch near Ballard Flats when the improbable tragedy hit.