16-year-old Kyle Plush died after being trapped in his own parked car and said, “I probably don’t have much time left so tell me mom that I love her if I die,” during a 911 call.
Plush got pinned under the back seat of his minivan, while reportedly reaching for his sports gear in his car, which was parked in his school lot. He then used Siri to call 911 hands-free.
In his first call, the 911 dispatcher reportedly had a hard time hearing him. The dispatcher alerted police after the call ended but officers couldn’t locate Kyle. Officials says the high school has several parking lots and that the search ended after only 11 minutes.
Kyle managed to call 911 a second time, where he gave the dispatchers key info about his car and said his final goodbye. The dispatcher never relayed the information to officers and has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation. Kyles friend called his family later that night to inform them that Kyle never showed up to his tennis match. Kyle’s parents used an app to locate his phone, which led them to the school parking lot. He was found dead roughly 6 hours after his first 911 call.
Officials have launched investigations to determine whether the 911 call was properly handled.