Following a tragic incident in a high school after baseball coach and his wife tributes have been flowing in as they were unfortunately electrocuted while installing a new scoreboard at the school’s baseball field on March 10.
While Coach Corey Crum and his wife Shana were heading up a group cleaning damage inflicted by Hurricane Michael, the incident occurred at Liberty High School.
A statement from the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office read: “Coach Crum was operating a boom lift and unloading a piece of equipment from a trailer when the boom of the lift made contact with overhead power lines. This electrified the boom lift electrocuting Coach Crum.
“The Coach’s wife then attempted to aid him and was also electrocuted. Their son also attempted to help the two, and he was electrocuted and injured.” Tragic deaths Coach Crum and Shana were tragically killed in the incident, though their 14-year-old son remains in a stable condition in hospital.
“This is a tragic event which has rocked our community to its core. We ask for prayers and respect for the family, students and parents involved,” said Liberty County Sheriff Joe White.
UPDATE: According to the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, Coach Corey Crum and his wife are the two people who were killed in the tragic accident. Their son is the teen who was injured.https://t.co/hyXRWJlEkY
— WMBB News 13 (@WMBBTV) March 11, 2019
On Monday, black ribbons were placed around the school in homage to the Crums, whilst their community is steadily trying to recover from the shock. A GoFundMe page has also been set up to give their family financial assistance.
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