An Old Orchard man died Tuesday in a freak accident on I-95 involving a tire from a vehicle on the opposite side of the highway.

The Crash Happened Monday Morning in Southern Maine

Justin Nsenga, 49, of Old Orchard Beach died in the crash that happened Monday morning on the Gray/Cumberland line.

A Tire From the Opposite Side of the Highway Struck the Victim's Vehicle

Maine Department of Public Safety Spokesperson Shannon Moss says State Troopers were called to I-95 at approximately 11:30 Monday morning. An initial investigation into how the crash happened indicates that a GMC Sierra pickup truck was towing a camping trailer northbound when the driver's side rear tire on the pickup dislodged. The tire traveled over the median guardrail and struck a Mercedes sedan traveling south, driven by Mr. Nsenga. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. The truck's driver, Jean-Francois-Chartrand, 43, of Saint-Hubert, Quebec, was not hurt. Four passengers in the pickup truck were also unharmed.

Anyone who witnessed this incident is encouraged to contact the Augusta Regional Communications Center at 207-624-7076 and ask to speak with Trooper Tom Welch.

A Secondary Crash Involving a Motorcycle Sent a Woman to the Hospital

While Troopers were on the scene of this crash, a secondary crash happened in the southbound lane of I-95. A motorcycle driven by Tiffany Bowden, 31, of South Paris lost control in the slowing traffic and went into a skid. Bowden was transported to Maine Medical Center in Portland with non-life-threatening injuries.

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