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If you've ever seen the Sam Peckinpah film Convoy, you'll have seen the 1972 Brockway 361 driven by the character Widow Woman.

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Unlike the rest of the trucks used in the film which carried fake loads, this one was stacked with a full bed of sawn timber - causing it to overturn on a sharp left-hand turn during second unit filming, while trying to keep pace with the unladen trucks...

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Nasty. And could have been a lot more serious.

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The script was hastily rewritten to incorporate the genuine accident, and used in promotional materials for the film.

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CARNAGE YO

The truck itself was sold after filming, rebuilt and continued working for a living in the New Mexico area until a second collision finished it off in the early 1980s.

Never a common sight, I'm told, and pretty rare now.

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