Woman Dies in Scary New York I-95 Truck Accident

Posted on Sep 07, 2011

A 62-year-old woman was killed and her 84-year-old mother was injured in a truck accident on I-95 in Westchester County last month. The accident occurred on Tuesday, August 16 when, according to New York State Police, two tires flew off a tractor-trailer truck and crashed into the car driven by Adele Mancuso of Toms River, New Jersey. The crash occurred as the truck was exiting I-95 for I-287 in Port Chester.

Investigators believe that the tractor-trailer may have lost its entire rear axle, with the wheels attached, and that the axle was in the air for approximately 100 yards - going over approximately 3 lanes of southbound traffic - before it crashed onto the roof and windshield of the car driven by Ms. Mancuso in the northbound lane of the interstate. Ms. Mancuso was killed at the accident scene.

Ms. Macuso's mother, Constance Casalina of Larchmont, was treated for minor injuries related to the accident at Stamford Hospital.

The truck driver left the scene of the accident and was located later in the day in New Jersey where he was questioned by police.

We express our sincere condolences to Constance Casalina and to the other relatives and friends of Adele Mancuso following this tragic New York accident.

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