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'Swamp People'

Involved in EXPLOSIVE

5-Car Pile-Up

5/1/2012 12:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0430_swamp_people_AP"Swamp People" gator hunters Tommy Chauvin and his stepfather Joe LaFont are lucky to be alive -- after the pair was involved in a NASTY 5-car pile-up yesterday near the Arkansas-Louisiana state line.

Tommy and Joe were not hurt -- but according to reports, three other people involved in the accident suffered serious injuries. There were no fatalities.

0430_swamp_people_sub_APAccording to reports, four vehicles -- including Chauvin and LaFont's -- had come to a stop for a flagman directing traffic around a construction site on the highway.

Everything was hunky dory -- until a fifth vehicle (a giant tractor-trailer) came careening along and smashed into the back of another truck waiting in line.

The accident caused a massive pile-up -- but the biggest casualty ... a bunch of "Swamp People" merch that spilled out of Tommy and Joe's truck ... and scattered across the highway.

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25 COMMENTS

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1.

jackmama311    

time to get back to the honey hole.

850 days ago
2.

Majestik    

Budweiser, helping ugly people get laid for two hundred years.

850 days ago
3.

Carl    

"Breaking News" really doesn't apply to a car accident that happened YESTERDAY.

850 days ago
4.

PatTheCat215    

Bout time we get on em Tommy.

850 days ago
5.

Alice_C    

Glad they are ok!

850 days ago
6.

oink    

Alligator's revenge ?

850 days ago
7.

Ginger    

Glad they are okay. These people work hard and bother no one. And if it escaped notice, they are also self sufficient. If the grocery stores ever dried up, we'd starve. The cajuns would still be eating just fine.

850 days ago
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KnuckleDragger    

"Swamp People" merch'? One has to wonder what that would be...signed banjos?

850 days ago
9.

cultwatch    

Joe L'enfant. pronounced "lawn fawn"

850 days ago
10.

BigBoyBC    

It dun blowed up, it dun blowed up real good... Yee Haw!

850 days ago
11.

jeannie    

Cajuns are the nicest people you can ever hope to know. If you get in trouble they would be the 1st to offer help.

850 days ago
12.

RobN    

The biggest casualty was not the merchandise, it was those people who were seriously injured. It's not a joke, TMZ morons.

850 days ago
13.

KnuckleDragger    

You have to give it to the Cajuns. With what they're given...they cook up a decent plate of grub. I'm hooked...

850 days ago
14.

OooooNooo!    

No guts -- no gator!

850 days ago
15.

CriticAl    

Love the show and I'm glad they're okay.

850 days ago
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