Dying Too Young: Skyla Carpenter

Oklahoman Modified: March 27, 2009 at 5:23 pm •  Published: March 25, 2009
Name: Skyla Carpenter

Age: 14

Place of residence: Panama

What happened: Skyla Carpenter, her sister and her brother were killed in a fire at their home June 23, 2006. Her mother, Rita Carpenter, received third-degree burns on her arms and hands. Skyla died from smoke inhalation and burns she received in the accidental fire. The fire stated after lightning struck the family's home in a heavy thunderstorm.

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