GAUTIER, MS (WLOX) – WLOX now has new information on the tragic demise of a New Orleans university scholar, who changed into killed on March 5th after a tire from an 18-wheeler hit her at rest prevent in Gautier. According to police reports, Margaret Maurer changed into traveling with two buddies on a road trip from New Orleans to Georgia before stopping at a relaxation forestall off I-10 in Jackson County, simply west of the Pascagoula River Bridge.
The dual wheels rolled thru the eastbound lanes and into the relaxation prevented on the interstate’s south aspect, placing Margaret. The security defended at peace prevent instructed police he changed in at the entrance ramp on his golf cart while he saw an 18-wheeler tire bouncing at an excessive face coming from tthroughthe grass. After witnessing the tire bouncing, he heard screams coming from the west facet of the parking location.
When police arrived at the scene, a crowd shaped around the victim, and a witness began CPR on her. But Acadian Ambulance pronounced her useless at the scene at 1:30 p.M. The two buddies of Maurer have been so distraught from witnessing the tragedy they had to get hold of scientific assistance and were each transported to Singing River Hospital, in line with reviews. The dual wheels are estimated to weigh around 1,000 pounds. The wheels were so heavy that two men couldn’t push them on the ramp of the wrecker, having to use a cable to tug it up.
According to reports, the 18-wheeler turned located at the sixty-eight-mile marker in Moss Point after the incident. Once he observed the tires had been long past, he continued to the Gautier-Vancleave, go out to show around and cross again to discover the tires. As he began heading again, he exceeded the relaxation prevent and noticed the emergency cars. He turned into already passing the peace prevent and couldn’t forestall in time, so he endured and stopped at the sixty-eight-mile marker, where he was positioned.