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Two-vehicle wreck in Hillsboro clogs southbound I-35 traffic

Southbound traffic was blocked for about an hour early Wednesday afternoon in Hillsboro as police and firefighters worked to free a person who was trapped in the wreckage of a two-vehicle accident, a police dispatcher said.

The accident was reported at 12:33 p.m. on Interstate 35 at mile marker 368B, said Crystal Wilson, the dispatcher.

The area was on the east side of Hillsboro, south of where the interstate splits into I-35W and I-35E.

A Dodge pickup and a van were involved in the wreck, Wilson said.

Emergency responders closed southbound lanes on the interstate as they struggled to rescue the trapped person, Wilson said. A large traffic jam resulted, she said.

One person, she added, was flown by helicopter ambulance to Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center in Waco, Wilson said.

Traffic on southbound I-35 resumed at about 1:36 p.m., Wilson said.

No other information was available Wednesday afternoon.

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