A 69-year-old man has died in hospital after the front of his S-U-V was crushed by a flying truck wheel on Highway 400 north of King Road.
The O-P-P says a southbound truck lost a set of tandem tires from its trailer’s right rear side and they bounced into the northbound lanes, hitting the man’s SUV.
The unidentified man lost control of the vehicle and drove into a ditch.
Photos from the scene show the S-U-V’s hood and the front half of the roof badly crumpled and the windshield shattered.
Investigators are looking into the truck’s maintenance records to find out why the wheel came loose.