A 16-year-old girl died after she apparently became trapped beneath her car outside her family's home in Mead.
SPOKANE — A 16-year-old girl died after she apparently became trapped beneath her car outside her family’s home in Mead.
A person called 911 at 7:38 p.m. to report seeing a girl pinned under a car, Spokane County Sheriff’s spokesman Cpl. Dave Reagan said in a news release.
Family members and paramedics were unable to revive the girl and she was pronounced dead at the scene, Reagan said. She has not been identified.
The teen had been using crutches for a sprained ankle. Her father found them at the top of a steep driveway after going outside when he saw her car at the bottom of the hill.
The girl was pinned under her four-door Honda at the base of the driveway, Reagan said.
“Three family members attempted to lift the car off the teen, but the father ended up moving the car forward a short distance to get it off her body,” Reagan said.
A trail down the driveway indicated the girl may have become trapped under the car near her crutches at the top of the hill and was dragged down hill, Reagan said.