Mom of 14-year-old girl who died after touching downed electrical line shares daughter’s final moments

Nothing is more traumatic than a young death that occurs unexpectedly. This mom is in mourning due to a split-second choice that ended her daughter’s life and permanently ruined her own.

Elizabeth Jacobsen, 14, was due to begin her freshman year at Monroe High School in Michigan in just a few days. She was obviously delighted, and like all young people, she had big aspirations for the next few years.

All of their goals, unfortunately, will be left unfulfilled since little Elizabeth died in a horrific and unforeseen accident.

Marthajean Hunter, Elizabeth’s mom, was present at the scene when her daughter died in front of her eyes. Elizabeth was shocked to death after coming into contact with a fallen power wire.

Her daughter believed it was a twig on the ground and proceeded to pick it up, and 13,800 volts ran through her body, her mother says. It was no bigger than a charging cord, she explained.

Her mom contacted Monroe police and fire rescue. When aid arrived, Elizabeth was still gripping the wire, but the rescuers couldn’t help her until the electricity was turned off. Sadly, it was too late by then.

She was on the phone with 911, not realizing she was seeing her breathe her final breath, which was difficult. All she wanted to do was take that cable off of her, her mother explained. Her mom is still in shock as a result of the tragedy.

Her father is still seated on the couch. She cooked baked potatoes, and some of them are still on her dining room table. She is at a loss for what to do, she said.

Her mom recounts her affluent adolescent daughter’s desire to be a police officer when she grew up. Elizabeth’s mom characterized her as a very giving kid, which is underscored by the fact that upon her death, Elizabeth would save many lives by donating some of her organs.

Her mother claims that their family’s life will never be the same again. It’s not right. She was a really bright, upbeat youngster, she adds.

Elizabeth’s middle school teachers, Katie Nice and Shawn Polak, recall their late pupil fondly, characterizing her as one-of-a-kind.

Her mother is clinging to one of the last things Elizabeth touched while she was alive: her cherished Sofia the First blanket.

DTE Energy is paying for Elizabeth’s burial, but a GoFundMe page has been put up for those who wish to give money to help the family cope with this terrible tragedy.

May God give this family the strength, peace and comfort to bear this pain. 

Rest In Peace Beautiful Soul.

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