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Well-known Cherokee dancer killed in accident

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Scott Crisp will never pound the earth with the Cherokee bear dance again.

McMinn County, Tenn., resident Crisp, a widely known traditional Cherokee dancer, storyteller and historian of Cherokee lore, was electrocuted Monday while working on his catering truck just outside Etowah.

Crisp, 45, and friend Kimbal Hyde were working on the wiring in the truck around lunchtime Monday when Crisp told Hyde a metal table in the truck was shocking him, according to a McMinn County Sheriff's Office report.

Crisp had started moving the wiring under the table as he looked for the problem when, Hyde said, his friend starting yelling for help.

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