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Smoky Park Hwy Truck Crash

A dump truck's hydraulic system malfunctions raising the bed and taking out a traffic light pole, a power line and dumping 16 tons of asphalt while the truck was in motion.

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    The path of asphalt stretched an estimated 85 yards.
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    The traffic light pole was left in a twisted mess.
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    It wraps around a telephone pole and bends a power line.
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    Heading west on Smoky Park 16 tons of news asphalt is laid unintentionally.
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    Notice how twisted the bottom of the pole is.
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    Highway Patrol Motor Carrier Enforcement looks at a hydraulic leak underneath the dump truck.