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Explosion in Augusta County damages truck

Thursday - 5/16/2013, 3:56pm  ET

PASTURES, Va. - Virginia State Police are investigating an explosion that damaged a pickup truck.

State police spokeswoman Corinne Geller says the driver, a 61-year-old Staunton man, wasn't injured.

Geller says in a news release that the truck's front side sustained significant damage. She says police believe the damage was caused by an explosive device.

The explosion occurred shortly before 5 a.m. Thursday in the community of Pastures.

WHSV-TV (http://bit.ly/13oHyQ3 ) reports that the Augusta County Sheriff's Office said a pipe bomb exploded.

A state police bomb technician and explosives detection dog are at the scene.

No other information was immediately available.

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Information from: WHSV-TV, http://www.whsv.com/


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