Report: Tulane senior killed, struck by tire on I-10

Canela López, Senior Staff Writer

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On Tuesday, March 5, Tulane senior Margaret “Meg” Maurer was struck and killed by the tire of an 18-wheeler outside of a rest stop on Interstate 10 in Mississippi.

According to an article published by NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune, Gautier police report Maurer and two friends were returning from the restroom to their car when Maurer was hit by the oncoming tire. The tire additionally struck the group’s car and an SUV parked next to it.

Police state that the truck lost two of its wheels as it drove westbound on I-10, which then rolled into the rest stop. The driver then became aware of the accident after seeing emergency response vehicles as the scene.

Maurer was a Tulane senior studying Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Forest Lake, Minnesota. She was a Newcomb Scholar and involved in the Center for Public Service Community Engagement Advocates program.

The Tulane Hullabaloo will continue to update this story as it develops.