Lost tire causes fatal crash on I-70

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Police said a tire that fell off a truck caused a fatal crash on I-70 Tuesday morning.

According to Columbus Police, a 1997 Ford Ranger was traveling on I-70 eastbound when it lost a tire. Police said the left front tire of the Ranger flew into the east bound lanes, striking a Toyota Sienna.

The Sienna then traveled out of control across an on ramp, up an embankment, through a fence, and on to Mooberry Street, where it came to a stop, police said.

The driver of the Sienna was pronounced dead at the scene.

I-70EB was closed between I-71 and Alum Creek Drive, due to the crash, but has since reopened.  

Police have not released the identity of the victim.

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