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Wheel strikes car traveling on I-70 on west side, 1 dead

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Posted at 9:28 AM, Sep 11, 2023
and last updated 2023-09-12 14:35:00-04

INDIANAPOLIS — A person has died after their car was hit by a wheel from a car traveling in the opposite direction on I-70 on the west side.

According to Indiana State Police, a person traveling on I-70 eastbound near Holt Road died after their car struck a tire that flew over the median after coming off a car traveling on westbound I-70.

The driver of the eastbound vehicle, 68-year-old Diana Lynn Phelps, died at the scene.

ISP says Phelps' vehicle left the roadway after the wheel struck the car and landed on its side near a house.

ISP crash reconstruction investigators are at the scene to determine what caused the incident.