A college graduate died hours after receiving his diploma when a car he was modifying and working on fell on him.
Ian Brunner, 22, was busy doing extra work under his 1994 two-door Miata on Sunday night when a tool supporting the car fell.
Brunner, who earned a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Dayton, Ohio, was in a dorm parking lot.
An unidentified 911 caller reported the incident around 7 p.m. on the 300 block of Irving Avenue.
“I’m outside of the University of Dayton South Campus Apartments,” the unidentified caller said, according to WHIO.
“A car fell on a kid and he’s — this jack fell out from under him and he’s trapped under it and he’s not responding.”
Brunner, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was pronounced dead at the scene.
“We ask the community to keep the family, friends and loved ones of this young man in their prayers,” the university said.
The university responded to Brunner’s death in an email at 1 a.m. Monday.
When asked about some concerns that the university had not spoken out about the incident earlier, campus officials told the TV network that their focus “is on the family learning of the loss of a loved one and their grief and their ability to say hello immediately.” inform ‘respect family members’.
“This is a process and timeframe that we cannot control,” the school explained. “The university has internal support structures that will be put in place immediately for those in our community directly affected by the loss.”
Brunner had his black vintage Miata repaired in April.
“Miata is pain.” “Miata is love,” he wrote on Instagram at the time. “I’ve just completed a complete overhaul on the engine and it’s running great now!” Thanks to everyone who helped.’
Brunner’s family has asked for privacy during the mourning.
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