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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