PIO Number: 18-5-10

BSO Case Number: 90-1805-006644

Date: May 16, 2018

Time: 2:10 p.m.

Jurisdiction: Parkland

Place of Occurrence: C.W. Hendrix Farms, 12210 Loxahatchee Road, Parkland


Victim(s): Maria Francisco Pascual, 53, 5/1/65, female, 1306 Tropical Drive, Lake Worth (DECEASED)

                      Adult female, name temporarily withheld

                      Adult male, name temporarily withheld

Description of Incident:

Broward Sheriff's Office homicide detectives are investigating the death of a woman who was fatally struck by lightning at C.W. Hendrix Farms in Parkland.

At 2:10 p.m. May 16, Maria Pascual was working in the fields at 12210 Loxahatchee Road when she was hit by lightning. A man and woman working near Pascual sustained lightning-related injuries.

Coral Springs Parkland Fire Rescue responded and transported the man to Broward Health North. His injuries are described as serious. The injured woman showed up at JFK Medical Center with not life-threatening injuries. Detectives are temporarily withholding their names.

Pascual was taken to Coral Springs Medical Center by Coral Springs Parkland Fire Rescue who pronounced her dead.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Homicide Detective Jeffrey Curtis at 954-321-4231. Anonymous tips can also be provided to Broward Crime Stoppers by calling 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at

Det. Curtis, CID Homicide
Parkland, CSPFD

Joy Oglesby/PIO
5/16/18    2200

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