- Associated Press - Thursday, October 19, 2017

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a tire flew off a pickup truck and struck and killed the driver of a car headed the opposite way on a highway near Atlanta.

Police Sgt. Sam Worsham told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution the pickup truck was headed north on the Ga. 400 highway in rush hour traffic about 8 a.m. Thursday when it lost the wheel and tire. He says the tire bounded over a wall and landed on the windshield of the southbound car.

The car’s lone occupant died on the scene in suburban Sandy Springs. She wasn’t immediately identified.


TOP STORIES
Evangelist Franklin Graham calls impeachment hearing 'a day of shame for America'
AOC says 'white supremacist sympathizer' Tucker Carlson is keeping her from going on Fox News
Franklin Graham calls on nation to pray for Trump as impeachment effort gains speed


News photographs showed the car in the roadway with its windshield and roof partially crumpled in, traffic snarled behind it. Several lanes were blocked both ways at times before all lanes reopened before midday.

___



Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, https://www.ajc.com

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide