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TERRELL, Texas - A rookie sheriff's deputy in Texas is being praised as a hero for pulling a man from a fiery crash, saving his life. Media outlets report 23-year-old Kaufman County Deputy Conner Martin, just four months out of police academy, was tested Tuesday when responding to a wreck on Interstate 20 about 30 miles east of Dallas.

Michael Pierce was on his way to visit his son in the the hospital when he crashed his pickup truck into the back end of an 18-wheeler on I-20 near Wilson Road in Terrell on Tuesday. Pierce was trapped in his car, with flames growing around him.


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