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Driver dies when tire hits car on Chicago highway

Published: Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:09 a.m. CDT

CHICAGO – A tire that flew off an SUV bounced across an interstate highway in Chicago and slammed into a car, causing an accident that killed its driver.

The Illinois State Police said the accident took place Wednesday morning along Interstate 94 on Chicago's South Side. Police identified the victim as 64-year-old Jovanka Mijatov of Schererville, Indiana.

The tire came off an SUV in the southbound lanes, then bounced into the northbound lanes and struck the car.

The car's driver was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

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