|Birth: ||Jan. 6, 1988|
|Death: ||Oct. 20, 2006|
Andrew "Andy" K. Polakowski Andrew "Andy" K. Polakowski, 18, of Millcreek Twp. died accidentally on Friday, October 20, 2006 at Ohio State University, where he was a Freshman. He was born on January 6, 1988, the son of Kaz and Janina Polakowski of Millcreek Twp. Andy was a 2006 graduate of McDowell High School where he lettered in soccer and also coached younger players. He was a member of Our Lady of Peace RC Church. Besides his parents, three sisters survive: Joanna, Elizabeth, and Renata Polakowski all at home. Also survived by two special family members, John and Andrew's nephew Tyler and several aunts, uncles and cousins New details have emerged in the elevator accident that killed an 18-year-old Ohio State University student late Friday night. Ohio State police said Andrew Polakowski was killed while trying to exit a moving elevator on the third floor of the Stradley Hall residence building, NBC 4's Ana Jackson reported. He was caught between the building and the elevator and became trapped.
"The elevator started to move toward the lobby with the door still open," said Ohio State assistant chief Rick Amweg. "(Polakowski) tried to get off the elevator and was trapped between the elevator and the building."
According to the Franklin County Coroner, Polakowski died as a result of suffocation.
Officials said students on both the elevator and the third floor watched as Polakowski became trapped, Jackson reported.
"Everyone is very upset and kind of keeping to themselves and being quiet," said Stradley resident Alyssa Mucci.
Polakowski, a freshman pre-business major from Erie, Penn., was described as popular and friendly.
"A lot of people knew him and he's a pretty nice kid," one resident said.
So far, investigators said there is no indication foul play, drugs or alcohol, Jackson reported. The Ohio Department of Commerce has joined Ohio State police in the investigation and said the elevators in Stradley Hall are inspected twice a year.
Officials said the elevator that Polakowski was riding has been shut down for the time being
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Record added: Oct 25, 2006
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