GAUTIER, MS (WLOX) – WLOX now has new information inside the tragic demise of a New Orleans university scholar, who changed into killed March 5th after a tire from an 18-wheeler hit her at a 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 of I-10 in Jackson County, simply west of the Pascagoula River Bridge. The dual-wheels rolled thru the eastbound lanes and into the relaxation prevent on the south aspect of the interstate, placing Margaret. The security defend at the relaxation prevent instructed police he changed into at the entrance ramp on his golf cart whilst he saw an 18-wheeler tire bouncing at a excessive fee of pace coming thru the grass. After seeing the tire bouncing, he heard screams coming from the west facet of the parking location.
When police arrived at the scene, a crowd had shaped around the victim, and a witness became performing 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 into located at the sixty eight mile marker in Moss Point after the incident. Once he observed the tires have been long past, he continued to the Gautier-Vancleave go out to show around and cross again to discover the tires. As he became heading again, he exceeded the relaxation prevent and noticed the emergency cars. He turned into already passing the relaxation prevent and couldn’t forestall in time, so he endured and came to a stop at the sixty eight mile marker, where he was positioned.