Liberty County baseball coach and wife fatally electrocuted, son injured

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By: WCTV Eyewitness News
Updated- March 11, 2019

BRISTOL, Fla. (WCTV) -- A high school baseball coach and his wife are dead and their teenage son is recovering following an accidental electrocution at the Liberty County High School baseball field.

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office says the incident happened around 12:45 p.m. Sunday during a voluntary field work day.

Liberty County High School head baseball coach Corey Crum, 39, his wife, Shana Crum, 41, and their 14-year-old son had been at the baseball field with some members of the team, parents and community volunteers to repair damage from Hurricane Michael.

LCSO 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. The contact electrified the boom lift, electrocuting Coach Crum.

Authorities say Crum’s wife tried to save him and was also electrocuted. Their son then attempted to help the two and was electrocuted and injured.

Corey Crum and Shana Crum were pronounced dead at the scene. Their son was taken by EMS to an area hospital for treatment. He was released from the hospital on Monday.

Students at the field at the time of the incident were taken to the high school's gym, where grief counselors were available. The Liberty County School Board said it will make counselors available to all students at Liberty County Schools Monday, and for as long as needed.

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office said in a statement, "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."

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