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Jewel Recovering After Crash



    Country singer Jewel, who is pregnant, was taken to a hospital after a collision involving a volunteer fire department truck.

    The Texas Department of Public Safety said no one was injured in the two-vehicle collision on Friday but that Jewel was taken to a local hospital for observation. The wreck occurred at a rural intersection and involved a fire truck driven by Erath County Commissioner Jim Pack, who was responding to a grass fire. His siren and lights were on.

    The singer has deep San Diego ties. Before making it big, Jewel worked the coffeeship circuit in San Diego, connecting with local musicians like Steve Poltz, with whom she co-wrote her megahit, "You Meant for Me."

    Jewel's spokeswoman told The Associated Press that the singer was struck by the fire truck, taken to the hospital "and current medical tests conducted indicate that she and the baby are doing fine."

    The accident remains under investigation.

    Jewel and rodeo champion Ty Murray were married in 2008 and own a Texas ranch.

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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