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MONTAGUE COUNTY, TX -- A three-day off-roading event in North Texas wrapped up with some rain over the weekend, and ended with one man in the hospital.

Mud was making it difficult for some of the vehicles to get out Sunday from Rednecks with Paychecks. The event was held on property north of Saint Jo.

Around 5 p.m. on Saturday, lightning moved through the area, and there were reports that someone had been struck by lightning at the event.

Fire Chief Scott Thomas says he was in a different area of the event at the time, but that the lightning apparently struck near the man and he was taken to the Muenster hospital for treatment.

The event had first responders on site to handle emergencies.