High school coach, wife electrocuted during the installation of the dashboard

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March 11, 2019, 14:37 GMT

By Minyvonne Burke and Associated Press

A baseball coach and his wife were killed and their son injured by electrocution during the installation of a new billboard in a Florida high school.

The incident occurred Sunday afternoon at Liberty County High School in Bristol, west of Tallahassee, where coach Corey Crum was making repairs. Hurricane Michael caused damage in the area last October, the authorities said.

Crum, 39, was operating an aerial work platform and unloading trailer equipment when it struck power lines, the Liberty County Sheriff's Office said Monday. .

"That electrified the electrocutant Coach Crum lift," the department said.

The baseball field at Liberty County High School.Google Maps

Crum's wife, Shana, 41, was electrocuted to try to help her husband and their 14-year-old son, Chase, was shocked trying to help his parents, authorities said. .

The couple died on the spot, announced the authorities. Chase was taken to the hospital and is expected to recover.

Shana Crum was a medical assistant in the Liberty County School District, said David Summers, Superintendent of the Liberty County School District. Her husband was the head coach of baseball.

More than 20 people, including baseball team players and parents, were present at the time of the accident. The students were taken to the high school gymnasium, where grief counselors were available.

"The district has assigned additional school resource assistants to assist students, parents, and staff," Summers said. "Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by this tragedy."

Officials described the deaths as "a tragic event that deeply shaken our community."