Ohio police seek trucker after loose set of dual tires strike big rig cab, killing tanker truck driver

January 18, 2023 10:42 AM | John Rigney (Administrator)

The Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) is seeking a truck driver who was involved in an accident that killed a fellow truck driver in the Toledo area on Tuesday afternoon.

The incident occurred shortly before 2 p.m. on January 17 on I-280 in Lake Township, Ohio.

Troopers say that a semi truck traveling south on I-280 lost a set of dual tires from one of its axles.

“The dual tires went through the median and struck a northbound semi-tractor trailer combination,” OSHP said.

The tires struck the cab of the northbound tanker truck on the driver’s side.

PMTA Safety Management Council meeting will be held at the America on Wheels museum in Allentown and the topic of discussion is wheel end components.  The above tragic story highlights the importance of maintaining those rotating assemblies.  Hope to see you all there.

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