Hudson man recovering from Friday car fire

2009 mug shot of Marshall Craig White courtesy of Angelina County Jail.
2009 mug shot of Marshall Craig White courtesy of Angelina County Jail.

HUDSON, TX (KTRE) - By Jeff Awtrey - email

HUDSON, TX (KTRE) - A Hudson man who was transported by helicopter to a Tyler hospital is apparently recovering well from injuries sustained in a one-car wreck he was involved in. The car caught fire after he wrecked it and he had to be helped out of the car by passersby.

According to Hudson Police Officer Joe Burton, Marshall Craig White, 26, was driving down Old Union Road and missed a turn into Mount Carmel Road. He then backed up, pulled into Mount Carmel Road, and drove into an embankment.

Burton said it appeared White lost consciousness before driving into the embankment. He said White's foot must have been pushing the accelerator down while he was stuck and it caused the engine to blow and set the car on fire.

Burton said White came into the police department today to pick up his belongings and did not appear to be suffering from any injuries sustained in the wreck.

Burton would neither confirm nor deny whether criminal activity was suspected in the wreck, but did say the cause of the wreck was still under investigation.

White has a felony conviction for driving while intoxicated with a child and a misdemeanor conviction for possession of a dangerous drug.

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