Groom dies right after returning home from honeymoon after being hit in the head with a softball during gameBy Alexis Bell 11:59 AM January 4, 2018
A bride was left grieving after she lost her husband just after returning from their honeymoon, according to police in Florida.
The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office said that they investigated the incident after 38-year-old Greg Brandon Fusco was hit in the head with a softball.
Fusco was pitching during a tournament when he was hit by a line drive in the head.
Fusco was rushed to the UF Health Jacksonville.
At first, he was reported to be in stable condition, but his health quickly deteriorated and he died.
The newlywed suffered a skull fracture and a blood clot.
His wife Taylor said that they just returned from Hawaii, where they had a wonderful time.
The International Slow Pitch Softball organization has announced that they will introduce the Greg Fusco Rule, which will require pitchers to wear helmets.
The family launched a GoFundMe page to collect funds for the grieving wife.
They wrote: “Unfortunately, over this past weekend, Greg was playing in a softball tournament as the pitcher in Saint Augustine and a ball hit him in the temple. He was rushed into surgery. He had a suffered a shattered skull to his Temporal, and a blood clot and active bleeding when he arrived.”
The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office said that the death appeared to be an accident.