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Margaret “Meg” Maurer, 21, killed when struck by truck tires in rest stop off of Interstate 10 in Gautier, Mississippi

Modified Date: 
Sat, 03/16/2019 - 10:31am
Accident Date: 
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

‘Gifted’ student dies in freak accident on spring break

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.

Official: Missing $3 part may have led to student’s death

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.”

People Involved: 
Margaret Maurer
Roadway: 
Interstate 10

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