Baxter Co. sheriff: 1 killed after tire explodes

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    BIG FLAT, Ark. (AP) - Authorities in Baxter County say a man is dead after a tire exploded on a logging truck.

    Sheriff John Montgomery says two men were changing a tire at a home in the Big Flat community over the weekend when the fire happened. The sheriff says a preliminary investigation shows the tire and rim blew apart and both men were thrown backward onto the ground.

    The sheriff says 31-year-old Jackie Nash was killed upon impact. The second man, 58-year-old Rick Freeman, suffered injuries that were not life-threatening.

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