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Boy freed from truck

A mother and her son are doing well today after an accident late Wednesday afternoon sent a 5-foot long pry bar through the back of their pickup truck embedding itself in both passengers. The boy was pinned in the truck for several hours.

The collision took place on State Highway 34 at the U.S. Highway 287 overpass. A Ford Ranger pickup driven by Ernesto Aguilar Jr., 19, and carrying Christa Vaught, 38, and Justin Vaught, 10, had come to a stop on Highway 34 in preparation for turning onto the entrance ramp to Highway 287.
Ennis Police Chief John Erisman explains what happened from that point.
“Everybody was going westbound and the Vaught’s vehicle has stopped,” he said. “A Dodge pickup driven by Bobby Case, 17, was following another vehicle and the vehicle in front of him pulled off to the right to pass. When he looked up, with the weather conditions, he said he couldn’t avoid the collision.”
Justin Vaught, an Ennis ISD fifth-grader was sitting in the back of the extended cab at the time of the collision when the pry bar entered the truck and lodged in his right side and leg. The bar continued through the back of the seat in front of him, also puncturing the his mother’s back. Aguilar was transported to Baylor Medical Center in Waxahachie as a precaution.

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