Quitman ISD student killed in crash, another in critical condition

POSTED: Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 5:31pm

UPDATED: Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 11:39pm

TYLER - Officials with Trinity Mother Francis say of the three people taken to the hospital, one is critical condition and two are in fair condition.


A Quitman ISD student was killed in a rollover accident in Van Zandt County Thursday around 2:40 p.m.

A teacher, Debra Holcombe, was driving a suburban with 6 students to an FFA event in San Antonio when it happened.

They were heading southbound on FM 17 just north of Interstate 20.

Mrs. Holcombe drifted off the right side of the road and overcorrected, sending the vehicle into a roll.

One student, 15-year-old Skylar Carpenter, was ejected from the SUV and killed.

One other passenger was care-flighted to a local hospital. Two passengers suffered minor bruising and cuts.

The driver and two other students were uninjured.

KETK will bring you more updates as they become available.

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