Skip to Content

Tires fly off truck on Texas highway, killing mother in front of baby

By Annie Gimbel

Click here for updates on this story

    RICHARDSON, Texas (KTVT) — Two tires flew off the back of a tractor-trailer truck on South Central Expressway, killing a mother in front of her baby who was strapped into a car seat.

Police said it happened at noon on June 8.

The victim, Micole Cromer from Dallas was traveling south in the HOV lane of the highway when her Audi SUV was struck by one of the tires. Her 6-month-old was taken to the hospital as a precaution, police said.

Investigators said the tractor-trailer truck was traveling north on South Central Expressway when the tires came off. One tire went over the concrete center divider, striking the front of Cromer’s SUV. It continued traveling after that, colliding with another truck.

Police found the second tire in a nearby parking lot. They also found the driver of the tractor-trailer truck, who they said is cooperating with the investigation.

The crash is under investigation by the Richardson Police Department Special Crash Investigation Team.

Please note: This content carries a strict local market embargo. If you share the same market as the contributor of this article, you may not use it on any platform.

Article Topic Follows: CNN - Regional

Jump to comments ↓

CNN Newsource


KIFI Local News 8 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content