SOCCER COACH HIT BY LIGHTNING DIES

Franco Olascoaga, age 21, of Porter passed away today. Olascoaga who  was on his cell phone on September 9, 2010 at Crippen Elementary with about 25 team members of the soccer team which is part of the Dynamic Soccer Club  he coaches when out of nowhere a bolt of lightning struck him. Knocking him out of his shoes he was unconscious when paramedics arrived and CPR was performed. With the weather to bad to fly him he was transported by ground to Hermann Hospital in Houston where he has been in a coma since. Olascoaga who was an avid soccer player and had recently competed in a stint with Regals FC of the National Premier Soccer League.

Vanessa Torres, age 9, who was next to him when the lightning struck was taken to

Houston Northeast Hospital where she was released the next day.

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