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 for Crawford Mobile Homes of Houlton, broke free. The truck driver, Allen Condon of Oakfield, didn’t stop until after passing through the Hooksett tolls and may not have known the wheel broke loose or the extent of the damage it caused.
Police did not immediately identify the driver who died. The state trooper whose car was hit was not injured.