Wisconsin Man Killed in Freak Tire Accident


Posted on 31st January 2010 by gjohnson in Uncategorized

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A Northwest Wisconsin man met an untimely end in a freak accident where he was hit by a flying tire.

Shane Erickson of Somerset, Wis., was driving right over the state’s border in Minnesota when his vehicle was hit by a flying tire from a pickup truck, according to an online story by the radio station WTAQ, http://new.wtaq.com/news/articles/2010/jan/25/somerset-man-killed-mn-freak-accident/

The fatal accident took place last Saturday on Highway 95 in Oak Park, Minn.

Erickson was killed even though he was wearing a seat belt and despite the fact that his air bag opened when his vehicle was hit.

Another Wisconsin resident, a man from New Richmond, was the driver of the pickup truck.