Flying tire kills one person on Highway 101 in Paso Robles

October 29, 2020


One person was killed after a tire flew off a semi truck and hit a car on Highway 101 in Paso Robles on Thursday afternoon.

Shortly before 3 p.m., the semi truck was headed southbound when a tire broke off and flew into northbound traffic. The tire then crashed into the front window of a black Jeep Grand Cherokee killing one person.

There were multiple crashed in the area at the same time.

Caltrans closed one lane of traffic and the Spring Street exit for a short time. CHP officers are investigating the collisions.

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Damn, what a way to go.

You never know…

CCN staff: other news sources say it was not a semi-truck involved. It was a fifth-wheel RV trailer being pulled by a pickup. One of the RV’s tires came loose. Very scary & tragic situation.