Identity and cause of death for Wilbarger man found in burning car released

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The name and cause of death of a Wilbarger County man who was found in a burned vehicle in February has been released.

The Wilbarger County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the body found inside the vehicle is that of Hillary Southall Junior, 77.

Sheriff Bill Price said Southall was backing out of his driveway when he had a medical episode and died.

The heat from the engine exhaust system then ignited the dry vegetation, which caused the vehicle to catch fire.

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