Texas Mother Tragically Killed by Flying Tires in Front of Baby
A mother was tragically killed on a Texas highway after a nearby tractor-trailer had a severe malfunction.
TRACTOR-TRAILER LOSES 2 TIRES
Micole Cromer from Dallas, Texas was driving down South Central Expressway with her 6-month-old when tragedy struck. A tractor-trailer was driving nearby when unexpectedly one of its tires malfunctioned. Suddenly, two tires popped off and flew into traffic.
TIRE COLLIDES HEAD-ON WITH VEHICLE
One of the tires rolled over the concrete divider on the highway and struck Comer's SUV. The tire hit Cromer's vehicle head-on and continued to roll and strike a second vehicle.
Cromer was killed by the collision while her 6-month-old remained strapped into the car seat in the back. The baby was taken to the hospital out of precaution.
It is currently unknown what caused the tires to fly off, but the truck driver is fully cooperating with police.
Speaking of vehicles, did you know...
Once every 40 seconds a vehicle is stolen in the United States. Prevent yourself from becoming a victim with these tips:
- USE COMMON SENSE IN SECURING YOUR VEHICLE: lock your car!
- USE A VISIBLE OR AUDIBLE ANTI-THEFT DEVICE: give them a scare with a loud car alarm.
- INSTAL A VEHICLE IMMOBILIZER: Install a kill switch.
- INVEST IN A GPS TRACKING SYSTEM: Track where your car is at all times to help authorities recover your vehicle.
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