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A father and son were killed in a gas pipeline explosion Tuesday near Dixon in Lee County. Rory H. Miller, 59, of Amboy, and Ryan S. Miller, 30, of Oregon, were laying drainage tile in a field around 9 a.m. when the tractor pulling the tiling plow became stuck, and a second tractor, trying to free the first, lost traction and hit the 20-inch transmission pipe, setting off an explosion and ensuing fireball. (

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