Hwy. 400 lanes reopened following fatal accident
Published Monday, May 28, 2012 2:46PM EDT
A man was killed Monday morning after the vehicle he was driving was struck by a flying tire on a highway in Barrie.
Ontario Provincial Police spokesman Sgt. Dave Woodford said the tire came off a southbound sport utility vehicle on Highway 400 and bounced into the northbound lanes, where it struck a silver minivan and caved in part of its roof and windshield.
The incident occurred near Bayfield Street at about 10:45 a.m.
The driver of the Dodge Caravan had no vital signs when he was rushed to Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie, Woodford said. He was pronounced dead a short time later.
Two others in the van suffered non-life-threatening injuries, Woodford said.
All of Highway 400's northbound lanes were closed for several hours as part of a police investigation.
The lanes were reopened shortly before 3 p.m. .
This is at least the second time in seven months someone has been killed by a flying tire in southern Ontario.
In December, a 54-year-old Hamilton woman was killed when a tire came off a tractor-trailer and struck her car on the QEW near the Burlington Skyway.
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