Two Women Dead after Car with Flat Tire Struck by 18-wheeler
According to WFMZ, two women driving in a slow-moving car due to a flat tire were fatally injured after being hit by a semi in Monroe County, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday morning.
Details of the Fatal Trucking Accident
Brooke Hughes, 18, and Chaniya Morrison-Toomey, 19, were driving south on Interstate 380 when their car received a flat tire. Hughes, the driver, started to drive slowly in the right-most lane when the accident occurred.
A tractor-trailer approached the car and was unable to stop, crashing into the car and throwing the car into a guardrail, reports WFMZ. The car came to rest in the right lane of the interstate before bursting into flames. Both of the women were killed in the crash.
The driver of the 18-wheeler was uninjured, according to WFMZ. The southbound lanes were closed for several hours as crews cleaned up the wreckage from the fatal accident.