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Tree Falls on Truck

A Rutherford County couple is seriously injured after a tree falls on their truck during a thunderstorm.

Troopers say Bob and Barbara Hodge were traveling down Highway 64/74A Thursday afternoon when a fast-moving storm hit the Green Hill community. The tree crashed down on the cab, punching out the windshield and smashing the front of the truck.

Troopers say the couple was lucky to survive the accident. But the community was saddened by the injuries to the Hodges, who are friends to many of the residents here.

Some say the wreck is a warning to avoid driving in severe weather and to beware of weakened trees near highways. Troopers say the storm moved so fast, the Hodges probably didnt have enough time to pull over.

Mission Hosptial officials say Bob Hodge is listed in critical condition. His wife, Barbara, is in fair condition.


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