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Flying tire hits a woman’s windshield, causing fatal crash, Indiana cops say

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Flying tire hits a woman’s windshield, causing fatal crash, Indiana cops say

An out-of-control wheel slammed into a woman’s windshield on an Indiana highway, causing a fatal crash, police said.

On Sept. 11, the rear wheel of a pickup truck traveling east on Interstate 70 in Marion County came off, according to a state police news release.

It then bounced over the divider wall and struck the windshield of a westbound car, police said.

The car, a sedan, left the road and plunged into a “steep” ditch, police said. It then crashed through a fence and came to rest on its side near a house.

Officers arrived at the scene and discovered the vehicle was “severely damaged” and had an unresponsive female driver inside, the release said.

Paramedics provided medical aid to the driver, but she was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. She has not been identified.

Photos released by police show the crumpled car nestled in tree branches.

Photo of the destroyed car

Photo of the destroyed car

Officers later found the pickup truck, which had lost its wheel. It was towing a trailer.

The incident is still under investigation, police said.

An Indiana State Police representative did not immediately respond to a request for comment from McClatchy News.

Marion County includes Indianapolis.

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