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'Swamp People' stars not hurt in Arkansas crash

Tuesday - 5/1/2012, 10:06am  ET

DODDRIDGE, Ark. (AP) - Two stars of the reality TV show "Swamp People" are unhurt after being involved in a five-car pileup near the Arkansas-Louisiana state line

Arkansas State Police say three people suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries in Monday's crash on U.S. 71.

The Texarkana Gazette reports ( http://is.gd/i7AGTL) that alligator hunters Joe LaFont and Tommy Chauvin, known as Trapper Joe and Trigger Tommy, were not injured. "Swamp People" T-shirts and other merchandise from the show spilled from their truck onto the highway.

Police say four cars had stopped for a flagman directing traffic around highway maintenance work but that a fifth driver failed to halt and smashed into a tractor-trailer, causing the pileup.

The History Channel's "Swamp People" follows a group of Louisiana alligator hunters in the Atchafalaya Swamp.

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Information from: Texarkana Gazette, http://www.texarkanagazette.com


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