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Woman dies after wheel of another vehicle strikes windshield on I-70

One person dead after crash on I-70

LATEST: The Marion County Coroner’s Office on Tuesday identified the woman as Diana Lynn Phelps, 68. Authorities have provided no additional information about the cause of death or where Phelps is from.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A woman died Monday morning after the wheel of a vehicle came off, hitting her windshield on I-70, Indiana State Police say.

At 7:46 a.m., Indiana State Police Dispatchers received a report of a crash on I-70 near the 77-mile marker. The caller told dispatch that a vehicle lost a wheel, and the wheel crossed into traffic, striking the windshield of a vehicle traveling westbound. The vehicle then ran off the road, rolling over on its side in a ditch.

Officers arrived and located a severely damaged vehicle on its side in a residential area near Corrill Street and Wyoming Street, which is on the north side of I-70, police say. A woman was found unresponsive and was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Troopers located the driver and pick-up truck who had lost the wheel. State police say the driver’s side rear wheel broke off a Nissan pick-up while traveling on I-70 eastbound. The wheel bounced over the median wall and into the westbound lanes.

The wheel then struck the upper windshield of another vehicle, causing the roof and windshield to collapse. Police say that the vehicle then ran off the road to the right, into a steep ditch, then through a fence, and came to rest on its side approximately 25 feet from a house.