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Man, 25, is killed by a tire after it flew off a truck and slammed into the roof of his SUV in Florida

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  • Joseu Alfonso Cala, 25, was killed in a crash while driving along Interstate 95
  • Cala was traveling down I-95 when a tire flew off a truck & smashed into his SUV
  • The truck was driven by 40-year-old Francisco Guerrero-Romero, police said
  • Cala’s passenger, Julianna Maria Charles, 24, was taken to a local hospital

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A 25-year-old man was killed by a tire after it flew off a truck and slammed into his SUV in Florida[2].

Joseu Alfonso Cala, of Tuxedo Park, New York, was driving a Ford Echo down Interstate 95 near Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday evening when the incident occurred.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the tire flew off a box truck driven by 40-year-old Francisco Guerrero-Romero.

Joseu Alfonso Cala, 25, of Tuxedo Park, New York, was killed Sunday evening after a tire flew off a box truck and slammed into the roof of his SUV (pictured) along Interstate 95 in Florida

Man, 25, is killed by a tire after it flew off a truck and slammed into the roof of his SUV in Florida

The Florida Highway Patrol said the tire flew off a box truck driven by 40-year-old Francisco Guerrero-Romero.

The driver of the box truck was not hurt

Police said the tire then bounced over a dividing wall on the interstate and crashed onto the roof of Cala’s SUV.

Lt Alvaro A. Feola said the truck was heading south when it ‘lost its left front tire’.

The SUV was in the northbound lanes.

Feola said Cala died at the scene. Cala’s 24-year-old passenger Julianna Maria Charles of Winter Garden, Florida, was taken to a local hospital.

Her injuries weren’t considered life-threatening.

The driver of the box truck was not hurt, and the crash remains under investigation.

Man, 25, is killed by a tire after it flew off a truck and slammed into the roof of his SUV in Florida

Lt Alvaro A. Feola said Cala’s 24-year-old passenger Julianna Maria Charles of Winter Garden, Florida, was taken to a local hosital where she was treated for minor injuries

Man, 25, is killed by a tire after it flew off a truck and slammed into the roof of his SUV in Florida

Authorities said the crash remains under investigation.

Cala’s 2013 Ford Echo is pictured following the crash

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