Axle falls off truck on I-95, killing passenger in car HARFORD COUNTY

April 07, 1993|By Michael James | Michael James,Staff Writer

The rear axle of a moving pickup truck fell off and careened across the Millard E. Tydings Memorial Bridge yesterday before striking a car and killing a passenger, state police said.

The accident occurred about 12:45 p.m. on Interstate 95, just north of Havre de Grace when the southbound truck's rear axle separated from the vehicle, police said.

The axle continued rolling, struck a sign pole on the right side of the road, rolled left across all southbound lanes and struck the Jersey barrier, police said. The axle flew over the barrier and onto the northbound lanes, bounced once, then landed on the roof of a car.

A passenger in the front seat, Joseph Frank Emmi Jr., 44, of Aston, Pa., was killed, police said. Two others in the car were not injured.

Police are investigating why the axle separated. The truck's driver, a 26-year-old Baltimore man whose name was unavailable, was not hurt, police said.

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