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Matthew McDonal surveys the damage July 14, 2013, the day after an oil truck rolled down a hill and pushed a camper into a house in Watford City, N.D., injuring a man who was asleep in the camper. (Amy Dalrymple/Forum News Service)

Traffic fatalities deadly side effect to fracking boom

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By Jonathan Fahey and Kevin Begos

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CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Booming production of oil and natural gas has exacted a little-known price on some of the nation's roads, contributing to a spike in traffic fatalities in states where many streets and highways are choked with large trucks and heavy drilling equipment.

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