Corvitt Hollon says he was hanging out with Danny on their phones, when they heard the crack of the tree. "He just went "ughhh", that's all I heard."
Hollon was scared and ran to his home. "I just saw, it was all covered. And I was under the trailer, and there was a little hole, so I got out of there. He was stuck under the tree."
Hollon's mom, Christy says she was in shock when she saw the damage. "Well, when I seen the tree on top of the trailer, I just broke down. Started crying. Couldn't believe he was in there, and had gotten out safely. And when I found out Danny had passed, I really broke down."
Grief was evident...Danny's 17 year old brother Dekota says he can't believe this happened. "I want him to be remembered...he was a big skateboarder that's what he wanted to be..."
Zhenya Ogden spent many hours skateboarding with danny. "And I was in my bed just crying so hard. I could barely stand it. Even now I'm crying inside, it just hurts to lose someone you love, ya know."
Ogden gave Danny's dad a special gift. "I even provided a board that he always wanted from me. I was like ok, well... that's a skateboarder's wish. To always have the board that they always wanted to be buried with them."
Danny lived a short life, that touched many.
Hollon says, "It's gonna be sad, because I really miss him. I want to play with him, but he's not here."
The tree fell down in Fairlane mobile park in Winona Lake.
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