Wife dead, husband airlifted after motorcycle strikes tire on I-65

(Source: Indiana State Police)
(Source: Indiana State Police)
(Source: Indiana State Police)
(Source: Indiana State Police)

SELLERSBURG, IN (WAVE) – A woman is dead and her husband airlifted to a hospital after their motorcycle struck a tire on an expressway causing the driver to lose control.

According to Indiana State Police, around 4:20 p.m. Thursday 45-year-old Edward Szewczyk and his wife Lisa Szewczyk were riding their 2006 Harley Davidson southbound on Interstate 65 in the far left lane when they struck a tire in the roadway.

A preliminary investigation by police revealed the tire was one of two that came off of the rear passenger side of a trailer being pulled by a semi-tractor on I-65 near Exit 7.

The other tire rolled off into the grass on the left side of the roadway.

42-year-old William Ross was driving the semi-tractor and trailer. He was not injured.

The crash occurred at the 6 mile marker.

Lisa Szewczyk was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries from the crash. Edward Szewczyk was airlifted to University Of Louisville Hospital with life-threatening injuries. Both were not wearing helmets.

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