Being struck and killed by lightning is an uncommon phenomenon.
For a 53-year-old Santee man, being struck by lightning was not what made him stand out.
It was the constant compliments his employer received for him being courteous and polite to customers.
"They had many calls telling him on what a good job he did," said Phyllis Cook, 63, the sister of Roger Wilson.
Wilson was a cab driver for the Yellow Cab Co. in San Diego for about 16 years and was uncommonly popular with customers and co-workers.
Wilson was born and raised in El Centro and lived in the Imperial Valley until joining the U.S. Marine Corps and serving in the Vietnam War.