Truck Driver Dies in Crash Caused by Tire Blowout
Tipton County, IN – A truck driver was killed last week in a single-vehicle accident in Indiana when the semi he was driving blew a tire, causing the truck to crash.
The fatal incident took place on Thursday, September 24 at approximately 4:05 p.m., according to the Indiana State Police (ISP).
John Henderson, 49, of Atlanta, IN, was driving a 1994 Mack semi-tractor hauling grain northbound on State Road 213 in Tipton county.
An investigation by ISP revealed the Mack blew a front passenger side tire, which caused the truck to exit the road on the east side.
The Mack then crashed into two trees.
The impact partially ejected Henderson, killing him at the scene.
According to his family, Henderson had been harvesting soy beans and was taking a semi load to an elevator to be sold at the time of the incident.
An investigation is on-going.
Henderson was a member of the Tractor Pulling Association and the Arcadia Christian Church at the time of his passing.