Four Seymour teens were injured by a lightning strike during softball practice Thursday afternoon, officials said.
The strike happened about 4:14 p.m. at Seymour High School. Witnesses, who requested to remain anonymous, said the weather was sunny and there was no sign of a storm on the softball diamond, RTV6's Chance Walser
"It wasn't raining. It wasn't doing anything. It was a first strike, one witness said.
However, the weather quickly changed.
"There was a crack. It wasn't like normal lightning, another witness said. It went right by us and we heard it crack, and we saw just a bright light.
Moments later, four Lady Owl players were injured. Teammates said the catcher standing on second base collapsed.
We just thought she fell because of shock, because she was scared. But then, she wasn't moving or anything, a witness said.
Coaches carried the unresponsive player off of the field and waited for emergency crews to arrive.
"We were freaking out. We were all shaking. It was just really intense," a witness said.
One of the teens, Emily Bobb, was rushed to Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis in critical condition. She was upgraded to good condition Friday morning.
The other three were take to Schneck Medical Center in Seymour, where they were treated and later released.
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