Police say a 12-year-old Spotsylvania County boy died and another boy was critically injured after lightning struck as they were playing catch.
The incident occurred Wednesday on a ball field south of Fredericksburg, Va. as severe storms battered parts of Virginia, flooding roads and knocking out power.
Spotsylvania County sheriff's 1st Sgt. Liz Scott says umpires had halted a baseball game because of the weather and ordered participants off the field. But Chelal Matos and an 11-year-old teammate remained and were playing catch under parents' supervision.
Scott says lightning hit Matos and the charge transferred to the other boy.
She says the 11-year-old, who wasn't identified, was in critical condition at a Richmond hospital.
Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.