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9/5/02

Texas Coverage 9.5

One person is dead in Beaumont after a fiery, tractor trailer pileup. It happened around 4:30 a.m. Police say one 18-wheeler lost a load of heavy metal pipes and flipped on its side. One of the pipes hit another 18-wheeler causing a fire and killing the driver of the second truck. Two other trucks and two passenger vehicles were also involved in the accident.

Taking a rest from a long road trip is going to be a lot nicer in some parts of Texas. The first of several renovated rest stops is ready for weary travelers. One is on US-287 just east of Quanah, which is northwest of Wichita Falls. The rest stop features fish ponds, climate controlled bathrooms, 24 hour surveillance monitoring, and even a tornado shelter. The state has plans for several others in the coming years, including one that is already under construction between Abernathy and Hale Center on I-27.

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