Editorial: Our sympathy to family, community mourning Kyle Plush

Editorial: Our sympathy goes out to the family, community members mourning Kyle Plush

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - By now, you've probably heard about the tragic death of a 16-year-old boy from Anderson Township.

Kyle Plush died Tuesday, according to the police report, crushed by his van's third-row seat.

He called 9-1-1 for help -- twice -- to let emergency workers know he was trapped. but officers did not find him.

This tragedy has been ruled accidental, but it does raise three important questions:

  • 1) Was there a problem with the vehicle? The report says Plush leaned over the third-row seats to get to his tennis gear -- it overturned and trapped him.
  • 2) Did the 9-1-1 system fail? Did the operators give all the information available to the police?
  • 3) Did police take the call seriously and search hard enough for the teen?

Every day we learn more information about the case -- hopefully, the family will get the answers they need soon.

But for now, our sympathy goes out to the grieving family, friends, the Seven Hills school and the community mourning Kyle.

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