Rocky Mountain Trucking LLC

A Michigan trucker was killed Tuesday, Jan. 17, when a set of dual tires from a tractor-trailer crashed through the windshield of his truck.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol said the truck driven by Daniel Gardner, 69, of Bad Axe, Michigan was struck Tuesday afternoon as it was northbound on Interstate 280 near State Route 795 in Lake Township south of Toledo.

Troopers say a tractor-trailer operated by Adam Chestnut, 49, Americus, Kansas, was southbound on I-280 when the trailer lost a set of dual tires from of one of its axles. The dual tires went through the median and struck the cab of Gardner’s truck. 

Gardner is said to have suffered fatal injuries at the scene.

Police say Chestnut did not stop following the crash and he and his vehicle were located at a local truck stop in the area of the crash around 6 p.m.

The crash remains under investigation. No charges have been filed at this time.