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Minivan driver killed after being hit by tire, crashing on I-70 in Columbus

The crash happened around 9:10 a.m. Tuesday on I-70 near Kelton Avenue
Credit: The Ohio Department of Transportation

One person was killed after a tire hit their windshield on Interstate 70 near downtown Columbus Tuesday morning.

The crash happened around 9:10 a.m. on I-70 near Kelton Avenue.

Columbus police said the left front wheel of a westbound pickup truck came off and hit an eastbound minivan.

The wheel hit the windshield and roof on the driver's side of the minivan, causing the driver to lose control, police said.

The driver then traveled south, across a ramp, up an embankment and through a fence before stopping on Mooberry Street.

The driver, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.

All lanes of I-70 eastbound from I-71 to Alum Creek Drive and Livingston Avenue were closed for the investigation but have since reopened.