On June 8, 2023, at approximately 12:00 p.m., Richardson Police responded to a vehicle crash in the 600 blk of S. Central Expwy. It was later determined the crash involved an Audi SUV and a tractor-trailer truck.
The initial investigation determined that the driver of the Audi SUV was traveling south in the HOV lane of S. Central Expwy. and the tractor-trailer truck was traveling north on S. Central Expwy. Two tires from the truck tractor’s trailer came off and one tire went over the concrete center divider, striking the front of the SUV. The tire continued traveling after striking the SUV and collided with another tractor-trailer truck, causing minor damage. The second tire was found in a nearby parking lot with no other damage being reported.
The driver of the SUV, 39-year-old Micole Cromer from Dallas, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Her 6-month-old child, secured in a child-safety seat in the SUV, was taken to the hospital as a precaution.
Officers located the tractor-trailer truck that lost the tires and contacted the driver who is cooperating with the investigation.
The crash is still under investigation by the Richardson Police Department Special Crash Investigation Team.