Liberty County Superintendent: Baseball coach, wife killed while putting up scoreboard

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LIBERTY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Update: According to David Summers, Superintendent of the Liberty County School District, Liberty High School's new head baseball coach, Corey Crum, and his wife were killed while working to erect a scoreboard Sunday.

He said the machine they were using inadvertently struck a powerline.

Superintendent Summers said the couple's son was also there and was taken to the hospital for burn injuries.

"Our community is reeling. We've had an overflow of community people here showing up to mourn with all of us. He was well respected. Even though this would be his first year as our head coach, he had worked last year as an assistant varsity baseball coach and had earned the admiration of the players. It's just a terrible loss for us," Summers said.

We're told the school has already begun setting up counseling sessions for students.


Original Story: According to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office Facebook page, two adults are dead and one juvenile is injured following an incident at Liberty County High School Sunday.

Sheriff's officials and Liberty County EMS responded to the baseball field at the school. In the post, they said the incident appeared to be an accident and there was no ongoing danger to the public.

In another post, officials said students were being bused to the school's gym, where parents could join their children. Grief counselors are reportedly on scene.

We reached out to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office to learn what happened and are waiting for that information. According to the post, more information will be released when it becomes available.