An Ohio family driving through the area Sunday afternoon ended up at Washington County Hospital, at least one member with serious injuries, after its car overturned because of a stray tire on Interstate 70, a Maryland State Police trooper said.
Trooper Robert Care said a single-vehicle crash was reported on the westbound side of the interstate at about 3:15 p.m. Care said a 2000 Mitsubishi, being driven by Jitander Kalia, 66, of Vienna, Ohio, struck a spare tire that fell off a pickup truck. The car then crashed into a grass bank on the left side of the interstate before overturning, he said.
"The tire got stuck underneath and raised it (the Mitsubishi) up enough that it had no traction," Care said.
Care said the tire fell off of a truck being driven by Anthony Miller of Hagerstown because of "equipment failure." Care said Miller was not charged Sunday in the crash.