Woman killed in freak accident identified

The woman killed in a freak accident at a rest stop off I-10 in Jackson County yesterday has been identified.

According to our media partner the Sun Herald, Tulane University in New Orleans says the woman is 21-year-old Margaret Maurer. She was a senior studying ecology and evolutionary biology at the New Orleans university.

Gautier police say Maurer is one of three New Orleans area college students who stopped at the rest area when a tire broke off a tractor trailer traveling west on I-10 and hit her.

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