HOOKSETT, N.H. (CBS) — A 40-year-old New Hampshire woman was killed in a freak accident involving a tire that bounced around Interstate 93 in New Hampshire Wednesday morning.
It started shortly after 8 a.m. when a tire came off a tractor-trailer that was heading southbound in Hooksett near the state liquor stores.
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The tire went into the northbound lanes, hitting an unmarked state police cruiser.
The trooper was not hurt, but the tire bounced back into the southbound lanes, hitting an SUV and killing the driver.
The driver has been identified as Kerry Anderson-Baker of Concord.
Baker was an employee of Lawrence General Hospital.
The hospital released the following statement Wednesday afternoon:
“Kerry Anderson-Baker contributed significantly to Lawrence General Hospital, and especially to our patients, while working as a Project Manager, Patient Care Services with our Chief Nursing Officer. Kerry played an integral role in many of the recent patient care improvements across our campus. All of us at Lawrence General are heartbroken for the loss of a valued colleague and friend, and our thoughts and prayers are with her husband, her children and her family at this difficult time.”
The tractor-trailer driver, identified as 51-year-old Allen Condon of Oakfield, Maine, kept driving, paid a toll, and then pulled over briefly before driving away again, police said.
It’s not clear yet if he knew what had happened.
State police say the trailer was white and was carrying a modular home.
Investigators found dashboard camera video of the truck from earlier in the day.
They released an image Wednesday afternoon, looking for the public’s help in tracking down the driver.
At a late afternoon press conference, investigators say they tracked down Condon at a Maine rest stop. Police say Condon was being followed by an escort.
No charges have been filed against Condon.
Any witnesses to the crash are asked to call police at 603-223-8496.