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Semi runs off I-70 in Fayette County after blowing tire

Semi runs off I-70 in Fayette County after blowing tire

Both occupants of a semi were injured when the front passenger side steer tire blew out while it was traveling on I-70 eastbound at mile marker 53 in Fayette County Thursday morning.

State Police say preliminary investigative details indicate 26-year-old Jossie Carranza Barrios of Norwalk, California was no longer able to negotiate a curve after the tire failed. The semi ran off the right side of the road and continued down an embankment. It impacted a ditch before coming to rest upright.

Both Barrios and a passenger, 53-year-old Rafael Santos of Huntington Beach, California, were taken to the Fayette County Hospital for treatment.

The crash occurred at 10:40 Thursday morning.