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Rick Lord A fiery and fatal crash on the freeway in Texas, a search turns into a struggle in Colorado, and police are hoping for a tip in some vandalism in California on this USA Update

April 8, 2014
Reporter: Rick Lord


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Texas... a tractor trailer explodes on a highway, killing the driver and causing a traffic nightmare in Houston. The truck crashed into a guard rail, causing the driver to lose control of the wheel. That impact caused the fuel tanks to rupture, sparking a fire. The truck then tipped over, spilling thousands of apples onto the highway. A passenger in the truck was ejected but survived...

Colorado... the search continues for two missing hikers in Clear Creek County. They haven't been seen since last Wednesday. The car they were driving is still at a trailhead parking lot. Officials say steep terrain and bad weather are posing a challenge in the search, which only began Sunday after the two failed to show up at home...

California... an odd act of vandalism taking place in San Francisco involving Smart Cars. Police are investigating after four of the small cars were found tipped over in the same neighborhood overnight. A witness told police he saw a group of people in hooded sweatshirts tipping over one of the cars, but so far, no arrests have been made. Car tipping is an act of felony vandalism. And that's tipped the scales on this USA Update.


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