Jan 19, 2011 7:57 AM by Bea Karnes

Woman killed by flying tire on I-25 identified

THORNTON, Colo. (AP) - Authorities have identified the woman who died when a tire flew off a semitrailer and slammed into her car, crushing the roof.

The Denver Post reported 35-year-old Jennifer Marie Durazo of Frederick died on Interstate 25 north of Denver. Police say the semi lost 2 of its rear tires while driving south on Interstate 25 at around 4:15 p.m. Monday afternoon. Police say 1 of the tires hit the median, flew in the air and onto Durazo's Camry.

Police identified the truck driver as 70-year-old Terry Alan Fink of Toledo, Iowa. The owner of the truck, Z Line Ltd. of Toledo, and Fink have not commented on the crash.


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