Explosion in Augusta County damages truck

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Associated Press

Posted on May 16, 2013 at 10:41 AM

Updated Thursday, May 16 at 10:41 AM

PASTURES, Va. (AP) -- 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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