Tanker accident victim released from hospital UPDATED

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SHERMAN -- A driver was trapped in his burning pickup Wednesday night after he slammed into the side of a tanker truck.

He was headed north on Highway 289 when he lost control of his red pickup at the turnoff for Highway 56.

His truck hit the tanker, which was full of road tar.

Sherman fire officials say when they arrived, the pickup was on fire, and the driver was trapped inside.

Fire officials say they put the fire out and freed the man from the pickup.

He was flown to Parkland Hospital in Dallas. No word on the extent of his injuries. His name is not being released.

UPDATE: Driver released from hospital

Logan Randal Graham, 19, of Sherman, has been released from the hospital after his pickup caught fire under a tanker truck Wednesday night.

Southmayd Police say Graham was responsive when firefighters pulled him out of his Dodge pickup.

He was flown to a Dallas Hospital but was released later that night.

Police say the oil tank truck was empty and didn't explode because it needed extreme heat to catch on fire.

Police say speed may have played a factor in the accident.

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