A Tulane University student was killed at a highway rest stop in Mississippi on Tuesday after a pair of tires flew off a passing tractor-trailer and struck her.
Margaret Maurer, an ecology and evolutionary biology major originally from Forest Lake, Minnesota. Mauer and two friends were about to get back into their car at rest stop on eastbound I-10 in Gautier when the tires hit her, authorities said. The tractor-trailer turned around and the driver reportedly saw first responders at the rest stop and pulled over. Police said he was aware he’d lost his tires but didn’t know they had hit the woman.