Oklahoma girl electrocuted reaching behind dryer for puppy

The Associated Press and KXII-TV - October 6, 2018 9:05 am

(Information from: KXII-TV, http://www.kxii.com)
RAVIA, Okla. (AP) – An Oklahoma sheriff says a 4-year-old girl died when she tried to retrieve a puppy that became stuck behind a clothes dryer and came into contact with exposed wiring that electrocuted her.
The Johnston County sheriff’s office told KXII-TV that the mother of Lily Minyard rushed her Wednesday to the nearby Ravia town hall for help but the child could not be revived.
Sheriff’s officials say the death remains under investigation. Ravia is in southern Oklahoma, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) from the Texas border.
A similar occurrence happened in July in the East Texas city of New Boston. A 10-year-old girl was electrocuted when she reached behind a clothes dryer at her home to retrieve her kittens.

 

Latest Stories

Ponca City Public Schools Presenting Christmas Concerts

PCPS concerts to celebrate the holidays will be held at the Concert Hall on Overbrook across...

Benefit Concert “Nightmare B4 Xmas” at Studio 205 This Saturday

Music comes to downtown with “The Nightmare B4 Xmas”, a benefit concert for Peachtree Landing and...

House Page Program Opens Applications

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma House of Representatives High School Page Program is now accepting applications...