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Broken axle sends 18-wheeler tumbling

Ruston Fire Department public education officer Eric Brazzel said Mute was traveling south in an 18-wheeler carrying reclaimed asphalt, which was scattered across the two southbound lanes of U.S. 167.

Dennis said Mute was driving a 2003 Sterling dump-truck type of vehicle. He said he received a citation for the faulty axle.

“The driver was cited for having an unsafe vehicle,” Dennis said.

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