Port Chester, N.Y. -- A former Larchmont resident was killed Tuesday afternoon on Interstate 95 when the two rear tires of a tractor-trailer came off and crashed into her vehicle, police said.
Adele Mancuso, 62, of Toms River, N.J., was driving northbound in a Chevrolet Cavalier with her mother, Larchmont resident Constance Casalina, 84, in the passenger seat of the vehicle around 2:45 p.m. when her vehicle was struck near Exit 21.
Mancuso sustained fatal head and neck injuries when the two tires and rear axle crashed through the windshield and crushed in the front end of the roof. She died instantly, police said. Casalina sustained minor injuries and was treated at Stamford Hospital.Police said the driver of the tractor-trailer was exiting off I-95 onto I-287 when the tires came off and did not stop, but was later located Tuesday evening in New Jersey. The truck driver, whose name has not been released, has not been charged with any wrongdoing and is waiting to be formally questioned by investigators.
Police are looking for a Hispanic male who reportedly stopped the truck driver on I-287 to inform him about his missing tires.
The Rye Fire Department responded arrived on the scene at 2:55 pm and blocked off both lanes of 1-95 until about 4:30 p.m. when the right line was opened. State troopers from Tarrytown, New Rochelle and Newburgh were at the scene conducting the invesitgation.
If anyone has any information regarding this witness or about the accident, contact the State Police at 914-524-0223 or 914-524-0229.
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