Man Killed By Loose Wheel From Utility Trailer August 11, 2017 2:01 PM
Filed Under: Fairmont, I-79, West Virginia

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (KDKA) — A man was killed by a loose wheel from a utility trailer in West Virginia on Thursday.

According to West Virginia state police, officials in Fairmont were sent to I-79 around 6:35 p.m. for a report of a traffic incident.

State police say a 56-year-old man was repairing his vehicle when a wheel on a passing utility trailer came off and struck the man. He later died from his injuries.

State police are trying to find the utility trailer. Police say there will be no criminal charges, but they are looking for information to give closure to the victim’s family.

It’s described as a blue or dark-colored Ford one-ton dually truck. It was pulling a triaxle trailer, hauling two vehicles. The truck was seen pulling off at a weigh station at milepost 140.

Anyone with information about the truck is asked to contact West Virginia state police at (304) 367-2701.Join The Conversation On The KDKA

 In 1971 J. Standard Baker Quoted " Drivers Towing Trailers  Are Four (4) Times As Unsafe As Those In Cars Alone! 

This is what Brian's Law Will attempt to address.

Why are so many trailer tries and rim's simply sheering off the cheap axle's and causing all this carnage and death and these companies are getting away with a poorly produced product.

Mandatory Jail time for anybody that is towing a trailer and it comes off or does this and run's.  Mandatory jail time if a jury finds that it was lack of poor maintaince and mandatory jail time if the President of the Company produced the product and did not issue recalls.