Nicole Tedesco and her daughter, Ava killed by lightning on Thursday afternoon in a Trotwood park near a school in Winter Springs, Florida outside of Orlando.
When the terrible incident occurred, Nicole Tedesco and her daughter Ava were visiting Winter Springs, Florida’s Trotwood Park.
The mother and daughter were transported to the Arnold Palmer Hospital, where Tedesco died from her injuries.
Police say that both Ava and the family’s dog, who was also hit, were taken to the hospital and are expected to live.
Andrew Tedesco, the woman’s husband, works as a police officer at the Orlando Sanford International Airport.
An official stated that the man was “overwhelmed” by the amount of generosity and support that was being offered to him and his family. However, he requests that everyone please respect their privacy and give them the time they need to grieve.
According to the statement sent by the Winter Springs Police Department, the city is honoring the family’s request for privacy at this time.
“During this sad time, the team at the city would like to send our sincerest condolences to the family and let them know that they will be in our thoughts and prayers.”
The employees at the airport have started a GoFundMe page in order to assist the family in meeting their financial obligations.
The campaign stated, “[Andrew] praises Nicole as a beautiful wife, loving mother, and loyal friend whose absence will be felt by many.”
It has already raised more than $40,000. It only took one day.
Ava attends Keeth Elementary in Seminole County.
According to a tweet sent out by the school district, “shortly after the scheduled start of dismissal, a quickly approaching storm resulted in the urgent suspension of the procedures for dismissal.”