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County Judge collapses in meeting, dies at hospital

Bill McElhaney

Bill McElhaney

Wise County Judge Bill McElhaney died just before noon Monday at Wise Regional Health System in Decatur. He collapsed during a meeting of county commissioners around 10:15 a.m. and was treated at the scene by Wise County medics before being transported.

Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Jan Morrow has ordered an autopsy by the Dallas County Medical Examiner.

McElhaney, who lived in Bridgeport, was serving his second term as county judge and was currently serving as vice president of North Central Texas Council of Governments.