Tire rolls across I-75, strikes and kills driver

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WXYZ) - Michigan State Police say a tire rolled across busy traffic on I-75 Tuesday night and hit a car, killing a 49-year-old Ortonville man.

"Unbelievable that a tire could cause that much damage," said interstate driver William Morrell.

Michigan State Police say it was an errant tire from a pickup truck that jarred loose and flew across I-75 near East Holly Road.

"You know obviously you need to stay aware of your surroundings." said driver Heidi Knoppe, "But other than that, that's just a freak accident."

Investigators say the driver, a 49-year-old man from Ortonville died from the crash. The freak accident has drivers along the interstate counting their blessings.

"This guy didn't make it home, and I pray everyday that I do." said Morrell, "God bless this individual's family."

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