Police probe 'horrific' death of teenage boy trapped in van

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At 3:21 p.m. on Tuesday, 16-year-old Kyle Jacob Plush called 911 screaming. The coroner ruled the teen died of asphyxia, from his chest being compressed.

Police in Hamilton County, Ohio are investigating why help did not get to a teenager who called 911 twice begging for help before being crushed to death in his minivan.

He called 911 for help a few times, but his family says the system failed him.

But it wasn't a prank.

But from the first 911 call around 3 p.m.to the time he's found about seven hours later, no one could locate Kyle Plush, apparently trapped inside this Honda Odyssey on Seven Hills Campus. "This is not a joke".

Police officers discovered the body of a teenage boy in a vehicle on the Hillsdale campus of the Seven Hills School Tuesday night, according to Lt. Steve Saunders.

Toward the end of the second call, banging can be heard and Plush called out for "Siri" multiple times.

In May 2017, she also "vented" on the social media site, saying, "I'm always at work and working overtime... all it does [is] makes us hate our job and hate the people that are off for months..."

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters says his office is trying to identify experts to help its own probe.

CINCINNATI (AP) - A teenage boy trapped inside a minivan in a parking lot near the southwest OH school he attended told a 911 dispatcher he "probably didn't have much time left" and asked to "tell my mom I love her if I die". He said only that he was trapped in his minivan and could not hear them - no doubt hoping they could still hear his cries for help.

He was pronounced dead on scene. "Send officers immediately. I'm nearly dead". The call lasted under three minutes and disconnected.

The teen's parents then used an app to track his cellphone and called the police, reporting that their son was missing, police said.

And a confidential police review found that Smith said she couldn't hear Plush providing the information that would've saved his life, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported Friday.

"This was a horrific tragedy", Isaac said. "On that second 911 call something has gone terribly wrong", Chief Isaac said.

Authorities haven't answered why the officer who initially arrived to the scene couldn't find Kyle or how long the officer actually tried to search before giving up. "I'm trapped inside a gold Honda Odyssey van", he said. Although there was a recall a year ago on seats in some Odysseys, the spokesman said there were no such recalls for the model Kyle was in.

"I'm not certain at this point if we're talking about an equipment malfunction or some type of other user error possibly", Chief Isaac said. He was a young man of keen intelligence, good humor and great courage, and this whole community feels this loss very deeply, " said a statement from Seven Hills School obtained by CNN affiliate WLWT.

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