- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 8, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A suburban Kansas City man is dead after a tire flew over the concrete barrier in the median of Interstate 70 and crashed through his windshield.

The Kansas City Star (https://bit.ly/1dM1DMt ) reports the 23-year-old Independence man was eastbound on the interstate near the Blue Ridge Cut-Off on 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 had been hit by a tire from a westbound vehicle, possibly from a trailer.

Police say 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.

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