Man killed when tire flies over median on I-70, hits vehicle
KANSAS CITY (AP) - A suburban Kansas City man was dead Wednesday morning after a tire flew over the concrete barrier in the median of Interstate 70 and crashed through his windshield.
The Kansas City Star reports the 23-year-old Independence man was eastbound on the interstate near the Blue Ridge Cut-Off Monday evening when witnesses saw his car go off the highway and crash into a tree line around 7:30 p.m.
Investigators determined the car was hit by a tire from a westbound vehicle, possibly from a trailer.
Police said the victim was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died Tuesday evening. His 20-year-old female passenger sustained nonlife-threatening injuries.
The tire hit a second vehicle but that driver was uninjured.