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1 killed, 2 injured in Coryell County farm explosion


Coryell County authorities are investigating what caused an explosion on a farm Sunday evening, killing a 55-year-old man and sending two others to the hospital.

The explosion happened at Huffman Farms in the 5600 block of Mother Neff Parkway, in the eastern part of Coryell County. Deputies got a call from Kevin Huffman at 6:11 p.m. Sunday, according to Coryell County Chief Deputy Joe Blakley.

Huffman told deputies that there had been an explosion at one of the farm shops on Huffman Farms, and multiple people had been injured. Fire crews, EMS and deputies were called out to the scene of the explosion.

First responders found that two people had been seriously injured in the blast, and one person was killed.

A 50-year-old man was transferred to Hillcrest Hospital, and as of Monday morning, he is in serious but stable condition. A 24-year-old man was taken to Parkland Hospital with serious burns. His condition is unknown.

Deputies have identified Charl Wynard Swart, 55, as the man who was killed in the explosion. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Beverly Jones. Swart's body will be taken to Southwest Forensic Institute in Dallas for an autopsy.

Authorities continued their investigation through the night Sunday. The cause of the explosion is still unknown. More details about the explosion will be released as the investigation continues.
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