Ohio Turnpike Crash Kills 1, Driver S...

Ohio Turnpike Crash Kills 1, Driver Sought | Ohio News Network (ONN)

There are 23 comments on the 10TV WBNS story from Jun 23, 2010, titled Ohio Turnpike Crash Kills 1, Driver Sought | Ohio News Network (ONN). In it, 10TV WBNS reports that:

The Milan Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is asking for the public's help in finding a truck involved in a fatal crash on Sunday.

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Since: Jun 10

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#1 Jun 23, 2010
How can a toll road not have a license plate camera? How do they catch toll evaders?
Col Hannibal Smith

Columbus, OH

#2 Jun 23, 2010
I see in the photos provided,the truck appears to have a license tag on the front in which case my question is,why can't the images be inhanced enough to get a tag number?

“Time traveler”

Since: Apr 10

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#3 Jun 23, 2010
I'm surprised this don't happen more often. Almost every day I see some kind of vehicle sitting on the side of the highway with a missing wheel.

I hope the person comes forward and admits it was them. They have to know by now.

“Can't we all just get along? ”

Since: Dec 09

Home is where you make it.

#4 Jun 23, 2010
How could they not know they lost a tire? Even if it was on the trailer. I would think he would have stoped to change it...

Well, the way the trailer looks... They may have not noticed right away. The driver very well possibly could not know anything about this. He also could have seen it happened and fled. Either way. I hope someone recognizes it and let the police catch this knowing or unknowing criminal.

I wonder the details of the crash...How can a tire kill someone? Wreck, yes. Perhaps the driver tried to swerve... I feel for the driver's family. It's sad.

“Uzi Does It”

Since: Nov 08

UZILAND

#5 Jun 23, 2010
Fire-and-Ice wrote:
1) I hope someone recognizes it and let the police catch this knowing or unknowing criminal.

2) I wonder the details of the crash...How can a tire kill someone?
1) Even if a person "unknowingly" kills someone during an unintended act of negligence, this would still be a crime of NEGLIGENT HOMICIDE. A person doesn't have a right to "ooooooops, my bad!" their way out of their responsibility in a negligence related fatality of any kind.

2) Are you a dunce? Tires are not made out of NERF foam rubber. If the tire and rim that left that truck weigh fifty lbs and the truck was going 65 in one direction and the tire and rim crossed the median and struck the oncoming car that was also doing the interstate speed of 65, that means in theory that the impact occured a speed of 130 mph not taking into condsideration that the tire and rim may have slowed a bit before impacting the car. Regardless, if the rim and tire struck the car at 100 mph, that still leaves quite a bit of force to cause damage.

“Uzi Does It”

Since: Nov 08

UZILAND

#6 Jun 23, 2010
CMH Rick wrote:
I hope the person comes forward and admits it was them. They have to know by now.
That would be the second crime, knowing that they lost the tire in a traffic fatality. Proving that the motorist knew would be an uphill battle, because it would be impossible to prove that a person watched the evening news, became informed about the crash and then remained silent. What would have to occur is that the motorist would have to be too stupid to retain an attorney before making a move to speak with police about his missing tire/wheel, then he would have to be stupid enough to actually admit this to police. If the person is one of these church going flag waver blind patriot types, then they will be dumb enough to run down to the police station without adequate legal defense thinking that the police are going to help him set things straight. Which is the opposite of the truth. The police are going to take his statements the same way they would a confessed rapist and they are going to use every bit of what he says to eventually recommend charges be filed through the district attorney's office.

So, if that person admits during the interview that he knew anything, then he'll be charged with hit and run, negligent homicide and falsification if he tells any fibs or white lies to the police while volunteering a statement.

Although I feel empathy for the killed and injured person's family, as a military person who swore a lifetime oath to support and defend the US Constitution, I suggest that if a person realizes they are the owner of that truck and are missing a wheel assembly, that they retain the best attorney money can buy and then through the attorney make contact with the police and that they give no statements whatsoever without their attorney present, because they will live to regret each and every thing they say publicly from here on out.
PhonMan

Springboro, OH

#7 Jun 23, 2010
Richard_ wrote:
<quoted text>
That would be the second crime, knowing that they lost the tire in a traffic fatality. Proving that the motorist knew would be an uphill battle, because it would be impossible to prove that a person watched the evening news, became informed about the crash and then remained silent. What would have to occur is that the motorist would have to be too stupid to retain an attorney before making a move to speak with police about his missing tire/wheel, then he would have to be stupid enough to actually admit this to police. If the person is one of these church going flag waver blind patriot types, then they will be dumb enough to run down to the police station without adequate legal defense thinking that the police are going to help him set things straight. Which is the opposite of the truth. The police are going to take his statements the same way they would a confessed rapist and they are going to use every bit of what he says to eventually recommend charges be filed through the district attorney's office.
So, if that person admits during the interview that he knew anything, then he'll be charged with hit and run, negligent homicide and falsification if he tells any fibs or white lies to the police while volunteering a statement.
Although I feel empathy for the killed and injured person's family, as a military person who swore a lifetime oath to support and defend the US Constitution, I suggest that if a person realizes they are the owner of that truck and are missing a wheel assembly, that they retain the best attorney money can buy and then through the attorney make contact with the police and that they give no statements whatsoever without their attorney present, because they will live to regret each and every thing they say publicly from here on out.
You been watchin' "48 hours" too much. Need to turn the channel.
saysitall

Springboro, OH

#8 Jun 24, 2010
Col Hannibal Smith wrote:
I see in the photos provided,the truck appears to have a license tag on the front in which case my question is,why can't the images be inhanced enough to get a tag number?
Images can be enhanced, but not to the degree you see on television shows.
bobupanddown

Collierville, TN

#9 Jun 24, 2010
PhonMan wrote:
<quoted text> You been watchin' "48 hours" too much. Need to turn the channel.
Dunce much?

“Can't we all just get along? ”

Since: Dec 09

Home is where you make it.

#10 Jun 24, 2010
Richard_ wrote:
<quoted text>
1) Even if a person "unknowingly" kills someone during an unintended act of negligence, this would still be a crime of NEGLIGENT HOMICIDE. A person doesn't have a right to "ooooooops, my bad!" their way out of their responsibility in a negligence related fatality of any kind.
I know that... I didn't say anything about someone getting away with anything. I just said he needs to turn himself in in any case.
Richard_ wrote:
<quoted text>2) Are you a dunce? Tires are not made out of NERF foam rubber. If the tire and rim that left that truck weigh fifty lbs and the truck was going 65 in one direction and the tire and rim crossed the median and struck the oncoming car that was also doing the interstate speed of 65, that means in theory that the impact occured a speed of 130 mph not taking into condsideration that the tire and rim may have slowed a bit before impacting the car. Regardless, if the rim and tire struck the car at 100 mph, that still leaves quite a bit of force to cause damage.
Trust me, you do not want to start name calling. No, I am not a dunce. Perhaps I mis-read the story. It said a tire fell off. I interpreted that as just his tire. I can see how I may have misunderstood. So, it was the WHOLE tire, rim and all? That would cause some damage but unless it went through the windshield, I don't see how someone could die from just tire bouncing off (unless they panicked). The tire hit the median first. That slowed it down (in my head) much more.

This is my point. I just can't see how this cause the driver in the reverse direction to lose their life. Maybe they were speeding to where any impact would make them lose control. Did the car flip? I do not know the details so I was just wondering how it could happen. If the tire did completely come off then there would be no way that the driver couldn't have noticed. It is just messed up any way you look at it.
Delaware country girl

Columbus, OH

#12 Jun 24, 2010
The trailer appears to be a dual axel, if this is correct the driver may not have known they lost a tire until some time later. They could have continued traveling and may not have noticed the tire until sometime later. This happened in the late morning hours, close to noon. This was on the TURNPIKE, this driver could have been going to Pennsylvania, Michigan, Indiana or even beyond any of those destinations or even Canada, if they traveled until the dinner hour, they could have been 300 miles away and may have seen this new story. I would also have thought that once EMS and Police responded and figured out what happened the police may have checked the vicinity for a vehicle changing a tire on the side of the road. I personally know once these tires come off, they can travel an amazing distance, I was traveling 71 North between Columbus, Ohio and Delaware, Ohio and had a tire bounce in front of my car and keep on bouncing and Iím here to tell you, I didnít even see it coming. I was trying to drive and watch that tire in my rearview and it was still bouncing as I got further and further away. As someone who pulls a dual axel boat trailer every weekend, every summer, Iíve lost a tire and didnít know it until I got home. I donít think anyone should be so quick to judge that this person knew they lost a tire and intentionally kept traveling. Iíve been on both sides of this coin. Iíve lost a tire unknowingly and Iíve had one come at me. I would like to give the driver the benefit of the doubt. But if someone knows they caused something like this and does not come forward, shame on them. MY SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO THE DECEADANTíS FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
Suspicious Post

Columbus, OH

#13 Jun 24, 2010
Delaware country girl wrote:
The trailer appears to be a dual axel, if this is correct the driver may not have known they lost a tire until some time later. They could have continued traveling and may not have noticed the tire until sometime later. This happened in the late morning hours, close to noon. This was on the TURNPIKE, this driver could have been going to Pennsylvania, Michigan, Indiana or even beyond any of those destinations or even Canada, if they traveled until the dinner hour, they could have been 300 miles away and may have seen this new story. I would also have thought that once EMS and Police responded and figured out what happened the police may have checked the vicinity for a vehicle changing a tire on the side of the road. I personally know once these tires come off, they can travel an amazing distance, I was traveling 71 North between Columbus, Ohio and Delaware, Ohio and had a tire bounce in front of my car and keep on bouncing and Iím here to tell you, I didnít even see it coming. I was trying to drive and watch that tire in my rearview and it was still bouncing as I got further and further away. As someone who pulls a dual axel boat trailer every weekend, every summer, Iíve lost a tire and didnít know it until I got home. I donít think anyone should be so quick to judge that this person knew they lost a tire and intentionally kept traveling. Iíve been on both sides of this coin. Iíve lost a tire unknowingly and Iíve had one come at me. I would like to give the driver the benefit of the doubt. But if someone knows they caused something like this and does not come forward, shame on them. MY SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO THE DECEADANTíS FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
Says the girl who got home last night and realized she was missing a tire.
Debbie Snyder

Grove City, OH

#14 Jun 24, 2010
The driver is my neighbor, This is a hugh lose in our neighborhood. The car did not crash after the tire inpact, he stopped on the freeway some how and his daughter was also hurt. she has a cut on her head but doing fine.

“Can't we all just get along? ”

Since: Dec 09

Home is where you make it.

#15 Jun 24, 2010
Debbie Snyder wrote:
The driver is my neighbor, This is a hugh lose in our neighborhood. The car did not crash after the tire inpact, he stopped on the freeway some how and his daughter was also hurt. she has a cut on her head but doing fine.
How did he die? Did the tire go through the windshield? I feel very much for the loss of life. I am just trying to understand what happened.
Pam

Sun Prairie, WI

#16 Jun 24, 2010
I was traveling on the toll road west bound, it had to have been just shortly after it happened. The windsheild was smashed in and immediatley thought about what had possibly happened and I was right! My husband and I were on a motorcycle and we stopped at the next toll plaza where a state trooper was asking questions. The trooper told us that the tire of a trailer came off and hit the windshield and caused a fatality and if we had seen any thing. My husband did say he noticed a trailer on the side of the road without a tire shortly after the seen. I just cringed and my heart sank! The driver of the truck may not have known the tire caused an accident, but I hope if he knows now he comes forward or they find him and figure out the truth. God bless the drivers family who was killed, my prayers are with you!

“Uzi Does It”

Since: Nov 08

UZILAND

#17 Jun 24, 2010
Pam wrote:
God bless the drivers family who was killed, my prayers are with you!
God blessed them with a cadaver and a free trailer tire, no need to be greedy.
Lisa

Grove City, OH

#18 Jun 24, 2010
Richard, your parents chose the right name for you.

The man was killed by the tire coming through the windshield. He was returning from Lake Erie with his family. Now his grown children will have horrible memories of his death and the aftermath to recall each Father's Day (the day it happened). I don't know if any grandkids were there when it happened, but I hope not. My husband is attending the funeral in Columbus tonight. He worked with him for many years and was shocked by the news of his death.

To the person who lost the tire, please do the right thing and come forward. The truth will come out in the end so you might as well man up now. Please spare that family any additional pain.
Mike

Montrťal, Canada

#19 Jun 30, 2010
I saw everything that happened that Sunday morning we were following the pick up and trailer that lost is wheel we saw the wheel fly through the mans windshield and more than that we finaly were able to get this guy to pull over and I personaly got out out of our vehicule and went over to see this couple to let them know that there lost wheel add caused a serious accident that probably injured some people severly. At that time I was not aware that someone was fataly injured.So this person can not say he was not aware of what happened.
All of what I know was given in a
statement to the Ohio Highway patrol. I would like to offer my prayers to the Wise family.

Mike

“Uzi Does It”

Since: Nov 08

UZILAND

#20 Jun 30, 2010
Mike wrote:
I saw everything that happened that Sunday morning we were following the pick up and trailer that lost is wheel we saw the wheel fly through the mans windshield and more than that we finaly were able to get this guy to pull over and I personaly got out out of our vehicule and went over to see this couple to let them know that there lost wheel add caused a serious accident that probably injured some people severly. At that time I was not aware that someone was fataly injured.So this person can not say he was not aware of what happened.
All of what I know was given in a
statement to the Ohio Highway patrol. I would like to offer my prayers to the Wise family.
Mike
Your story doesn't add up, nice try though.

If you actually saw the wheel depart the vehicle and you saw the wheel hit the other vehicle and then you actually stopped the vechicle and talked with the motorist who lost the wheel, why didn't you take down the truck's license plate number at the very minimum or use a cell phone to call police to the scene of the "accident".

type of truck

Akron, OH

#21 Jun 30, 2010
what type of truck is this? and why can't it be enlarged to show that? or even the color of the plates? has anyone seen better images?

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