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.