Society & Culture
Case 43 - Part 2 - The Death of Buford Pusser
Buford Pusser was the "Walking Tall" sheriff, famous for his frequent violent run-ins with local lowlifes and gangsters. But by August 21, 1974, he was retired and a Hollywood celebrity, driving away from his hometown county fair in a new Corvette he'd bought with money from his first Walking Tall movie. His daughter, who followed a few minutes behind, did indeed come upon the burning wreck of his car, with Buford dead beside it from a broken neck. Authorities claimed that Buford died because he was driving too fast, had too much to drink, and wasn't wearing his seat belt. But few people in Adamsville believed that. To them, the crash, and Buford's death, was not an accident. Investigators said that the fire made it impossible to know if the car had been tampered with. With so much contradiction surrounding his life and death ... who was he, and what happened??
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