The thunderstorm that raked through the District of Columbia and neighboring
Virginia proved to be deadly when a Little league player was killed by a
A series of lightning-filled storms hammered Virginia, flooding roads and
knocking out power. Video showed strike after strike, from Culpepper to
Stafford and all across Spotsylvania County.
Tragically, a young boy was killed at a ball park near Fredericksburg. Team
members were in shock, saying the storm came up fast.
Frank Albright said his son's team, the Yankees, were playing a game at Lee
Hill Park. He said when someone saw lightning, umpires cleared the field.
Albright said a couple of the players decided to play catch near left field.
That's when a massive lightning bolt hit the ground near the two boys.
Albright said a couple of nurses rushed to the two 12-year olds, and began
resuscitation efforts. Police said one of the boys died.
Not long after that storm claimed a life, a second storm cell came through the
area, packing an incredible amount of rain. Many people were grateful just to
ride out the storm.