I have covered tire-failures previously. Today’s accident makes me wonder if we have another case of tire failure. Iowan’s like to think they are a tough lot, meaning bad things happen to good people. But with this mind-set goes an ignorance to probe deeper about the possible causes hiding beneath the surface. And so let us today look at an accident involving some Minnesota residents traveling on I-35 in Iowa.
Story County, Iowa – A Mr. Julian Delgado Alonso from Eden Prairie, Minnesota is driving his 2003 Chevy Suburban southbound on Interstate 35 when allegedly due to tire failure he loses control, ends up in the west ditch and rolls the car. He’s not wearing his seatbelt and is ejected. He’s pronounced dead at the scene.
Causation – Where is the car? What do the tire treads look like? Are the tires mismatched? Who is the owner of the car? Who is responsible for maintenance? How fast was he going? Was there a cell phone in the car? Was the driver texting? Many questions and little known. Accident happened on November 15, 2016 at around eight o’clock in the morning. The passengers, Fidel Gutierrez Landin and Marco Antonio Dominguez Ojeda were taken to the hospital in Ames. Link
ISP ACCIDENT SUMMARY: VEH #1 WAS TRAVELING SB ON I-35 AND LEFT THE ROADWAY DUE TO TIRE FAILURE NEAR MM 120 VEHICLE 1 ENTERED WEST DITCH AND ROLLED MULTIPLE TIMES BEFORE COMING TO REST ON WHEELS THE DRIVER WAS EJECTED DURING THE CRASH AND WAS PRONOUNCED DECEASED AT THE SCENE UNDER INVESTIGATION
OFFICER NAME: SGT BEN LAMPE, ISP 309. POST: 01
Tire Failure Causes Fatal I-35 Crash in Story County