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Hallsville man injured after trapped in burning vehicle

By Staff Reports
April 20, 2017 at 2:07 p.m.
Updated April 20, 2017 at 2:29 p.m.

A residence is damaged Thursday after a vehicle crashed into it on FM 450 in Hallsville. The driver was seriously injured and had to be rescued from the burning vehicle. (Photo submitted by Gary R. Williams)

A Hallsville man was seriously injured Thursday after police said he was rescued from a burning vehicle.

William Click, 20, was driving south about 7 a.m. Thursday on FM 450 in Hallsville when he drove off the road and hit a triplex residence, police said.

Hallsville police Chief Wesley Freeman said Click was unresponsive and trapped inside his burning vehicle. Officers were able to remove him.

Click was taken to a Longview medical center and later airlifted to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas.

Freeman said it appears Click drove through a 90-degree turn in the road and added that Click's family said the wreck may have been a result of his medical condition.

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