“Driver Killed as Loose Tire from Truck Strikes Windshield: Victim Identified as Lauren Collins”

By | July 18, 2023



In a tragic incident in Boone County, Kentucky, a driver lost her life after a loose tire flew off a truck and struck her windshield. The incident occurred on July 16 along I-75 after midnight.

The victim has been identified as 18-year-old Lauren Collins from Independence. She was driving a 2012 Buick LaCrosse in the southbound lanes when the tire suddenly hit her windshield. It was determined that the tire came from a pickup truck traveling in the opposite direction.

Collins was rushed to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries but unfortunately, she succumbed to her injuries and passed away. The Boone County Sheriff’s Office is still searching for the truck driver responsible for the incident.

The news of Collins’ tragic death has deeply affected her community. She was a student at Simon Kenton High School and had recently started attending the University of Kentucky. Her Facebook page served as a testament to her vibrant life and aspirations.

Family and friends have taken to social media to express their grief and pay tribute to Collins. The loss of such a young life has left a void in the hearts of those who knew her.

This incident serves as a tragic reminder of the importance of road safety. It highlights the potential dangers that can arise from negligence or improper maintenance of vehicles. Authorities and drivers alike need to be vigilant and ensure that all safety measures are followed to prevent similar accidents from occurring in the future.


As the investigation continues, the community mourns the loss of a bright young individual whose life was cut short due to a preventable incident..