HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - A motorcycle group's Sunday ride to New Orleans ended in tragedy. WLOX.com has learned the passenger on one of the motorcycles heading back to south Mississippi lost her life when tire debris from an 18 wheeler slammed into her bike. This accident was on I-10 in Hancock County near the Mississippi-Louisiana state line.
According to a Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman, a truck's tire began to fall apart. Rubber pieces of that tire littered the interstate. A car hit a rubber fragment, sending it flying into the air. That piece slammed into the motorcycle, and the bike crashed. T
Two minor accidents occurred as a result.
The highway patrol is collecting additional information before it releases specifics about who was involved in the fatal wreck.
According to an email sent to WLOX News, the victim was a member of the Sixth Gear Motorcycle Club.