Police in Florida said that a mother was killed on Thursday night after being struck by lightning together with her 10-year-old daughter.
When the unspeakable occurred, Nicole Tedesco and her daughter Ava were at Trotwood Park in Winter Springs, Florida.
Tedesco passed away from her wounds at Arnold Palmer Hospital after the mother and daughter were admitted.
Along with the family dog, who was also hit, Ava was given medical attention for her injuries and is expected to make a full recovery, according to the police.
Andrew Tedesco, the woman’s husband, works as a policeman at Orlando Sanford Airport.
He is overwhelmed by the generosity and support shown to him and his family, but he requests that everyone respect their privacy and give them the space they need to mourn.
According to the Winter Springs Police Department, the city is currently respecting the family’s privacy.
The family has our sincere condolences, and the city staff will keep them in our prayers and thoughts during this difficult time.
To assist the family with financial needs, airport staff established a GoFundMe account.
The campaign stated that Nicole was “a beautiful wife, loving mother, and faithful friend whose departure will be mourned by many.”
In just one day, it has already surpassed the $40,000 target.
Ava was identified by Seminole County Public Schools as a pupil at Keeth Elementary.
The school district tweeted, “Shortly after the scheduled start of dismissal, a quickly developing storm resulted in the urgent suspension of dismissal processes.
Sadly, lightning struck a Keeth Elementary Cougar and their parent at or close to Trotwood Park.