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Margaret “Meg” Maurer, 21, killed when struck by truck tires in rest stop off of Interstate 10 in Gautier, Mississippi
The tires, bolted together and weighing some 500 pounds, traveled 850 feet over a median and highway lanes before hitting Maurer, who was walking in the rest stop parking lot with friends, according to the Gautier Police Department.
The absence of a $3 part may have let tires roll off of a tractor trailer, killing a Tulane University student from Minnesota, a Mississippi transportation official said. An attorney for the trucking company said, “I think they may be mistaken.”