Dislodged tire causes life-threatening injuries for Williamstown, Kentucky motorist

WALTON, Ky. - A Northern Kentucky man suffered life-threatening injuries when a dislodged tire bounced over a highway-dividing wall near Walton, Ky. and struck his vehicle.

Sandra Slater, 41, of Saint Albans, West Virginia was traveling southbound on I-75 around 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon when the left front wheel of her 1996 Chevrolet Silverado came off and started rolling down the roadway, according to the police report.

Police say the tire bounced over the wall separating southbound from northbound I-75 and struck the hood and windshield of a 2004 Silverado driven by Michael Ramsey, 34, of Williamstown, Ky., near the 172.5 mile marker.

Ramsey's passenger, Alesha Monk, 33, of Williamstown, managed to bring the truck to a safe stop after the collision.

A medical helicopter transported Ramsey to University of Cincinnati Medical Center with reported life-threatening injuries, according to a press release from the Boone County Sheriff's Office.

The release indicates that Monk suffered minor injuries but declined treatment.

It's unclear if Slater suffered injuries during the accident.

The accident remains under investigation.

 

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