April 14th – On April 11th, local time, a high school student in Florida, USA, drove a car over a falling wire, and the car was ignited. The 17-year-old girl stepped on the wire while escaping from the car and died on the spot.
According to the New York Post, 17-year-old Valentina “Val” Tomashosky died of electric shock while driving through northern Tampa on April 11. It is reported that due to the stormy weather, some trees on this section of the road were blown down. After driving away from the fallen trees, the high school student pressed the wires brought by the tree when the tree fell. The car was then ignited. The girl unfortunately stepped on the wire and was electrocuted to death when she tried to escape.
Witnesses told the media that a nearby resident tried to pull the girl out of the burning car, but the car was too hot to approach. Eyewitnesses also pointed out that the girl’s father also appeared on the scene of the incident and shouted, “My daughter in the car!” The 17-year-old was supposed to graduate from Central High School in Hernando County on June 8 this year and was planning to attend a local university to take a forensics course, the report said.