Tire Flies Off Humvee On I-95, Kills Woman

HOPKINTON, R.I. (AP) _ A Delaware woman has died after the Acura she was driving on Interstate 95 in Rhode Island was struck by a tire that broke loose from a Humvee traveling in the opposite direction.

State police Lt. William Jamieson said that 70-year-old Carolyn Handy Letts, of Wilmington, Del., was pronounced dead at the crash site Tuesday morning. Her husband William Letts, who was a passenger, was taken to Rhode Island Hospital with facial lacerations.

Jamieson says Carolyn Letts was driving southbound when a tire from a Humvee traveling north on I-95 broke off and struck her windshield.

Jamieson says the driver of the Humvee, 54-year-old Peter Reynolds, of Groton, Conn., was not injured.

Jamieson says police have impounded both vehicles and are investigating how the tire broke off the Humvee.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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