Teen killed when tire falls off truck, crashes into vehicle on I-65 in southern Indiana


Photo from scene of crash on I-65 in Clarksville. 18-year-old Olivia Kustes was killed when a wheel went airborne and collided with her truck.

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CLARKSVILLE, Ind. – A teen driving on I-65 in southern Indiana was killed when a tire fell off a pickup truck and collided with her vehicle, The Columbus Republic reports.

The rear driver’s side wheel came off a pickup truck traveling near the 2.8 mile marker on southbound I-65.

The wheel became airborne, and it crossed over the concrete median wall into the northbound lanes.

The wheel collided with a white pickup truck being driven by Olivia Kustes, 18, of Rineyville, Kentucky. Kustes died on impact.

A semi driver realized the Kustes’ truck wasn’t stopping, so he drove his semi in front of the truck and brought it to a stop on the right side of the interstate.

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