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Car explosion injures head of medical board

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WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (AP) -- The chairman of the Arkansas State Medical Board was critically injured Wednesday when his car exploded as he was leaving home for work, an attorney said.

Trent P. Pierce was taken to Regional Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn., where he was listed in critical condition, hospital spokeswoman Sandy Snell said.

Neighbor Julanne Ingram said the explosion happened around 8 a.m.

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