1 dead after tire falls off car, hits motorcycle in Greenville Co.

South Carolina Highway Patrol says a flying tire is to blame for the death of a motorcyclist on I-85.

That accident happened Tuesday night near mile marker 54 and caused some northbound lanes to shut down.

The Greenville County Coroner’s Office says Thomas Michael Merlau,50 of Greenville was the bike driver.

A car was going southbound near Pelham Road when a tire fell off went over the median and hit a 50-year-old motorcyclist going northbound.

Troopers are investigating.



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