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Indiana Woman Dies After Tire Smashes Through Windshield

An Angola woman is dead Monday after a wheel fell off a pickup truck, bounced over a median, striking the windshield of the vehicle she was driving on Interstate 465 in Indianapolis.

When emergency crews arrived they found Crystal Emerick, 43, unconscious in the driver's seat of an SUV.

Police say a passenger in the SUV had what were described as minor injuries. The woman was taken to Eskenazi Hospital after the crash, the tweet said. Three more backseat passengers were not injured.

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The pickup lost a wheel Monday morning on northbound I-465 near I-74 on the city's southeast side.

The driver of the Dodge Ram, 27-year-old Chad Hockett of Indianapolis, remained at the scene and fully cooperated with investigators, police said.

Investigators say the tire flew over the median and smashed into Emerick's windshield.



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