September 18, 2013

Maine truck driver loses wheel, which kills N.H. man

The Associated Press

HOOKSETT, N.H. — New Hampshire State Police say a wheel flew off a tractor trailer heading south on I-93, hit a northbound police cruiser then bounced back into the southbound lane where it struck another car, causing a crash that killed the driver.

The crash shortly after 8 a.m. happened near the state liquor store in Hooksett when the wheel assembly, from a truck hauling a modular home, broke free. It hit the cruiser being driven the director of the state police, Col. Robert Quinn, who was not hurt.

Police say 40-year-old Kerry Anderson-Baker of Concord was killed.

The truck driver, 51-year-old Alan Condon of Oakfield, Maine, didn't stop until after the Hooksett tolls and may not have known the wheel broke loose.

He was located in Maine. No charges have been filed.

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