The South Dakota Highway Patrol took to Facebook to put a truck driver on blast for a backhoe haul that could’ve taken a deadly turn.

On Tuesday, April 27, the South Dakota Highway Patrol shared alarming photos captured at the Jefferson Port of Entry.

Troopers wrote:

Two 15,000 pound backhoes and not a single chain was fastened. This could have potentially caused a serious final destination scene on the interstate if they would have rolled off the trailer onto the road way. Good job Inspector Miller!

You can see some photos that South Dakota troopers shared below.

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