21-12 months-Previous Father Dies After Tire Comes Unfastened On Freeway And Slams Into Windshield

21-Year-Old Father Dies After Tire Comes Loose On Highway And Slams Into Windshield

In response to authorities, the tire got here from an 18-wheeler.

A 21-year-old father of a 4-month-old child lady was killed when a tire got here unfastened and slammed by the windshield of his SUV on the Katy Freeway on Thursday, ABC reported.

Clayton Vaugh, 21, was sitting on the passenger seat of a KIA SUV travelling on the westbound facet of the freeway in Houston when immediately a tire flew by the windshield.

In response to ABC, the crash occurred at about 8.30 pm on Thursday. A photograph from the Harris County Precinct 5 Constable’s Workplace exhibits the SUV’s windshield demolished.

In response to authorities, the tire got here from an 18-wheeler.

A witness informed the information portal that she noticed the tire fly off the trailer of a black truck, which didn’t have a license plate. In response to the witness, the tire was bouncing round earlier than one other truck made contact with it.

“It went straight into the windshield like ‘Growth!’ I noticed it. I noticed glass and I noticed the hood pop up and the automotive began spinning,” the eyewitness recalled.

Vaughn’s uncle, Evan Richard, informed ABC13 the household hopes extra witnesses come ahead within the hope of getting extra solutions.

“I am not right here to put judgment,” Richard mentioned. “Issues occur, however clearly, negligence of some type performed a task on this. He was a passenger in a automobile struck by an oncoming tire. What are the probabilities of one thing like this occurring? (You need to) know, you might be endangering lives round you, and I can not carry him again. However I can get the message out that you are able to do higher. Town can do higher.”

The household created a GoFundMe to assist elevate his 4-month-old daughter and funeral bills.

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