Tractor trailer loses set of wheels in Conway

A tractor trailer lost a set of wheels in Conway, and New Hampshire State Police said it’s the third such incident in a week.

CONWAY State police are urging commercial truck haulers to inspect their equipment after a set of wheels came off a truck in town, the third such incident in a week.

Michael Tuttle, 63, of Swanton, Vt., was driving a 2014 Freightliner when it lost a set of wheels at the intersection of Route 302 and Route 113 in town.

Officials said Tuttle’s truck was towing a 2007 Utility trailer hauling 45,000 pounds of animal feed coming from Richmond, Vt., when bolts holding tandem wheels were stripped and a set of wheels came off the truck about 5:20 p.m. Friday.

The wheels were found two and a half miles away from where the truck was stopped, officials said.

No one was injured, nor was any property damaged, as a result of this incident.

An equipment summons was issued against Lily Transportation Corp. of Needham, Mass., which was hired to haul the product, officials said.

Last Monday another commercial truck lost a set of wheels in Conway.

On that same day, in a separate accident, officials said a dump truck suffered a mechanical failure and a set of wheels came off and collided with another vehicle.

Maine State Trooper Benjamin Campbell was killed on Sept. 3 when a wheel came off a logging truck on Interstate 95 in Hampden, Maine, and struck him.