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Woman killed after flying tire strikes vehicle on I-465

Posted at 9:23 PM, Jun 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-20 08:10:52-04

INDIANAPOLIS – A woman was killed Monday morning after a pickup truck on I-465 lost a tire, which flew over the median and into her windshield.

Indiana State Police Sgt. John Perrine said the woman was pronounced dead hours later after being transported to Eskenazi hospital in extremely critical condition.

She was identified as Crystal Emerick, 43, of Angola, Indiana.

The incident happened around 10 a.m., near the I-74 exit of I-465. A tire came off a truck driving northbound, bounced over the median and hit the woman's vehicle at the roofline/windshield. Investigators said they aren’t sure what caused the tire to come loose.

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