Student athlete crushed to death after being pinned between floors when elevator collapsed

Atlanta Prep Academy football player crushed to death after elevator ‘one year late for inspection’ breaks down and falls on him in front of shocked teammates

  • An 18-year-old student-athlete was crushed to death as his teammates watched in horror after an elevator broke down at an Atlanta college dorm
  • Two of the three students then exited the elevator, but before the third student could get out, the elevator began to fall free and was tied up
  • His teammates said they couldn’t see his upper body because it was crushed between the gap, so only his lower half was visible and kept ‘dangling’
  • The Atlanta Fire Department arrived at the scene and said in a report that the student was “not alert” but was “breathing” when the rescue was complete
  • The 18-year-old student succumbed to his injuries and remained unidentified as his family travels to Atlanta from Missouri
  • Pictures of the elevator inspection certificate show that the last inspection was done in August 2019 and that it was due to take place in August 2020, more than a year ago


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An 18-year-old college prep football player was crushed to death as his teammates watched in horror After residents say an elevator was overdue for inspection, an Atlanta frat house malfunctioned.

On Tuesday, a group of three Champion Prep Academy student soccer players were on their way to practice when they boarded an elevator at 444 Student Housing when it suddenly collapsed.

Witnesses told CBS 46 that the three players got into the elevator on an upper floor of the building and shortly afterwards it felt like the elevator started to fall before stopping and opening normally on the third floor.

Two of the three players walked out onto the third floor, but before the third student could get out, the elevator started to fall free. He was trapped between a wall and the elevator car in the shaft for nearly an hour until emergency services arrived.

Pictures of the elevator inspection certificate show that the last inspection for the elevator was done in August 2019 and was due for a new inspection in August 2020, more than a year ago.

Pictures of the elevator inspection certificate show that the last inspection for the elevator was done in August 2019 and was due for a new inspection in August 2020, more than a year ago.

An 18-year-old student-athlete was crushed to death as his teammates watched in horror after an elevator broke down at an Atlanta college dorm

An 18-year-old student-athlete was crushed to death as his teammates watched in horror after an elevator broke down at an Atlanta college dorm

An 18-year-old student-athlete was crushed to death as his teammates watched in horror after an elevator broke down at an Atlanta college dorm

His teammates, who spoke to CBS 46 off-camera because they were still “heartbroken” about the incident, said they couldn’t see their teammates’ upper body because it was crushed between the gap, leaving only its lower half visible and kept ‘dancing’. ‘.

The Atlanta Fire Department arrived at the scene and said in a report that the student was “not alert” but was “breathing” when the rescue was complete.

Champion Prep Academy officials confirmed that the 18-year-old, who was not identified, died of his injuries.

As his friends recover from the freak accident, some residents of the building said it wasn’t entirely unpredictable and that they’ve been complaining about the elevator for a while.

A resident provided CBS 46 with images of the elevator inspection certificate showing that the last inspection was performed in August 2019 and was due to take place in August 2020, more than a year ago.

The resident said she took the photo in July to “just in case something should ever happen,” CBS 46 reported.

“I don’t even have the words,” said a shocked teammate. ‘First his feet moved. Then it stopped. He passed out.’

Three Champion Prep Academy student soccer players were on their way to practice when they boarded an elevator at 444 Student Housing, (pictured) when it suddenly collapsed

Three Champion Prep Academy student soccer players were on their way to practice when they boarded an elevator at 444 Student Housing, (pictured) when it suddenly collapsed

Three Champion Prep Academy student soccer players were on their way to practice when they boarded an elevator at 444 Student Housing, (pictured) when it suddenly collapsed

Champion Prep Academy officials confirmed the 18-year-old died of his injuries

Champion Prep Academy officials confirmed the 18-year-old died of his injuries

Champion Prep Academy officials confirmed the 18-year-old died of his injuries

Another teammate said he had only just met the victim, but they bonded right away.

“We all came here for school. I came here three weeks ago and we clicked right away, so it hurts to see someone I’m close to,” he said.

The student’s family has been notified and is en route to Atlanta from Missouri.

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