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Bouncing tire on I-35W kills driver

A tire that came off a garbage truck Friday morning on Interstate 35W bounced across the median and killed a driver headed the other way, the Star Tribune reported.

Jerry Ander, 56, of Burnsville who was driving his pickup truck was killed by the tire, according to the Minnesota State Patrol, the Star Tribune reported.

The accident near 46th Street and 35W tied up traffic in both north and southbound lanes during the morning commute and for hours after, the Star Tribune reported.

While the accident occurred around 6:30 a.m., at 9:30 a.m. traffic on 35W was still being stopped at times while helicopters landed on the roadway, Fox 9 reported.

Authorities estimated the tire that killed Ander weighed about 100 pounds, the Star Tribune reported.