Authorities: Mobile home slips off jacks, fatally pins teen

KENTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a teenager is dead after a mobile home in northwest Ohio fell off its jacks and pinned the boy underneath it.

The Lima News reports ( ) the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene Tuesday afternoon on County Road 130 in Kenton.

The mobile home was being prepared to move when it slid off its jacks and landed on 16-year-old Freddie Petersheim, of nearby Mount Victory.

First responders used air bags and other devices to lift the trailer off the boy. The process took nearly an hour.

Authorities pronounced him dead at the scene.


Information from: The Lima News,