Crash kills prominent Texas burn surgeon

AP Texas News, October 4, 2010

Dr. Gary Purdue, chief of the burn section at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and co-director of the Parkland Memorial Hospital burn unit in Dallas for 22 years, has died in a motorcycle crash. He was 65.

A Dallas police report says Purdue died Sunday when a car slammed into the motorcycle he was driving on a north Dallas street Sunday morning. No arrest was made, but the police report shows the car's driver under investigation for possibly being intoxicated.

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