Estill County High School baseball coach dies after being electrocuted


IRVINE, Ky. (WDKY) – Estill County High School head’s baseball coach died over the weekend.

According to the Estill County Superintendent, Blake Crowe died in an accident at his home.

The coroner’s office says a flagpole outside Crowe’s home came in contact with an electric line sometime Sunday. When Crowe noticed it, he tried to fix it but was electrocuted when he touched the flagpole, which was still in contact with the electric line.

Crowe was taken to Marcum & Wallace Hospital in Irvine, where he was pronounced dead.

In addition to being head baseball coach at the high school, Crowe was also a math teacher at Estill County Middle School.

The school district has counselors at both schools Monday.

Crowe’s father was the long-time baseball coach at Estill County High School. Crowe was an assistant coach when his father retired. This was his first season at the team’s helm.

Estill County’s baseball team took to social media to talk about Crowe’s death.

In the post, they call him a devoted family man who loved his community and his team.

“He reminded his team to be humble and love one another,” the post said.

They asked everyone to remember Crowe’s wife, his two young boys, his family, and the community during this time.

The KHSAA also released a statement on Facebook. In it, they said there are no words to describe their condolences to Crowe’s family and friends.

They offered their thoughts to the Estill County Community, Coach Crowe’s colleagues, and the student-athletes who played for him.

The coroner’s office says Toler Funeral Home in Irvine is handling Crowe’s funeral arrangements.

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