BREAKING: Explosion Sends West Memphis Doctor to Hospital

WEST MEMPHIS, AR (KAIT) - A car explosion sends a West Memphis physician to the hospital.

It happened around 8 a.m. According to West Memphis Police Chief Bob Paudert, the explosion happened in an neighborhood near North Avalon and West Cooper Avenue, just north of Highway 70.

Chief Paudert tells KAIT sister-station WMC-TV that it happened as Dr. Trent Pierce, a general practioner, was getting into his car. The doctor was reportedly rushed toa  nearby hospital and then air lifted to the Regional Medical Center in Memphis.

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