Franklin County rallies behind Liberty County following tragedy

Coach Corey Crum and Shana Crum in a family photo.
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By: WCTV Eyewitness News
March 13, 2019

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Franklin County school district is rallying behind students in Liberty County after an electrical accident took the lives of a beloved baseball coach and his wife.

Liberty County High School head baseball coach Corey Crum, 39, and his wife, Shana Crum, 41, died Sunday while working on repairs to the school's baseball field with a group of volunteers and players.

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office says Coach Crum was operating a boom lift and unloading a piece of equipment from a trailer when the boom made contact with overhead power lines and electrocuted him. His wife Shana tried to save him and was electrocuted herself. The couple's 14-year-old son was also electrocuted, but survived.

Now, neighboring communities are trying to help Liberty County cope with the devastating loss.

Franklin County Schools posted the following message to Facebook on Wednesday:

"In support of the Liberty County baseball team and the Crum family, Franklin County School students and staff are encouraged to wear the Liberty County High School colors Garnet and Gold this Friday. We invite the community to join us in support of the Liberty County Bulldogs and the Crum family by wearing garnet and gold on Friday.

"In addition, the school will be accepting donations from faculty, staff, students and the community. All donations will be given to the family on Friday to assist with expenses.

"The varsity baseball game against Liberty County scheduled for Friday has been canceled so that the teams can attend the funeral for Coach Crum and his wife.

"The funeral service will be held Friday at 11:00 at the Veterans Memorial Civic Center in Bristol. The family has asked that everyone wear garnet and gold, Liberty County gear, camouflage, or orange to the service".

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