This is going to sound really messed up, but I'm glad it was a local that did this. If this had been a tourist, it'd be decades of ****ting on tourists, and banning them from the beaches, etc type talk. It's horrible that it happened, I know. But it'll be less bad publicity this way, I guess is what I'm getting at. (not sure how to say my point of view here, anyone get what I'm trying to say?)
Also, assuming rates of speed, etc...you can't do that. Assuming he was going 35 + horse running 25 = 55 won't knock a wheel off. Physics and science. We don't know the details yet. But I can tell you that most of the guys running big lifted trucks only drop the cash on the lift kits and wheels/tires, some of these lifts cost 5k or more, then tack on another 2-3k or more for tires wheels. They aren't upgrading steering components at all, they tend to remain stock. You add on all that extra weight and pressure, those components will give way at MUCH lower impacts than normal. I'm not saying the guy wasn't speeding, I'm not saying he wasn't going faster than he should have been. But reading "monster trucks" tells me that's most likely the case. Who the heck does 50+ down the rollers at the tide line? We don't have long travel pre-runners out here (desert racing trucks).
Just my .02. Still sucks.