DPS: Marshall ISD student dies after vehicle hits wild hog

DPS: Marshall ISD student dies after vehicle hits wild hog
Marshall ISD student Hayden Blalock died in a crash on Wednesday morning, according to the district. (Source: Marshall ISD)

MARSHLL, TEXAS (KLTV) - A Marshall High School student died in a car crash on Wednesday morning, according to Marshall ISD.

The district reported in a Facebook post on Wednesday morning that Hayden Blalock, a senior at the high school, died in a car crash.

DPS released the following statement about the crash at about 10:54 a.m. on Wednesday:

At 6:30 this morning, Troopers responded to a one-vehicle fatal crash on FM-1997 near CR-4008, approximately five miles north of the city of Marshall in Harrison County. Preliminary crash reporting indicates that the driver of a 1999 Ford F-150, Hayden Alexander Blalock, 17, of Marshall was traveling west on FM-1997 and struck a wild hog that was on the roadway. The vehicle went off the roadway to the right were it struck a culvert at CR-4008 and rolled over several times. The unrestrained driver was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced at the scene by Judge Nancy George. Blalock was transported to Meadow Brook Funeral Home in Marshall. The crash remains under investigation.

Blalock was a member of Marshall FFA and the Maverick football.

“Please join us as a community as we wrap our arms around Hayden’s family, friends and loved ones during this extremely difficult time,” the district said in the post.

They reported grief counselors and members of the Marshall Ministerial Alliance will be available for students and staff.

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