CHP identifies man killed by flying tire in Paso Robles

November 3, 2020

The California Highway Patrol identified the man killed by a flying tire on Highway 101 in Paso Robles on Thursday as Peter Mays, 82, of San Miguel.

Shortly before 3 p.m., a fifth wheel 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 Mays, who was sitting in the passenger seat.

Multiple crashes occurred in the area within minutes.

The crashes remain under investigation.

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So sad. My heart and prayers go out to his family who must still be in shock.