Levelland Teen Dies After Electrocution - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/24/02

Levelland Teen Dies After Electrocution

One of the two teens shocked by high voltage nine days ago has died. Levelland Police say the boys were chasing a ground squirrel, when it disappeared into an irrigation pipe. Sixteen year-old Tyler Silvas picked up the pipe in an attempt to shake the animal out, when the pipe brushed against a power line overhead.

Both boys were taken to University Medical Center's burn unit. Tyler died early Wednesday evening. His 14 year-old brother, Tanner was released within days of the accident.

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