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Minivan driver killed by flying tire on I-85

12:25 PM, Apr 26, 2013   |    comments
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(AP) - Authorities say a tire from a truck that flew over a freeway median near Atlanta struck and killed the driver of a minivan heading the opposite direction.
 
DeKalb County police say the accident happened during the morning rush hour, around 8:30 a.m. Friday, on Interstate 85 south of Shallowford Road.
 
Police said a Dodge pickup truck was heading north on I-85 when one of its tires came off and flew over the median wall. The tire struck the driver of a minivan that was in a southbound lane.
 
WSB-TV reports  that the 47-year-old female driver was pronounced dead at the crash scene.
 
A 16-year-old passenger was taken to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston for evaluation.
 

Associated Press

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