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Robert Martinez, 64, killed when vehicle struck by tire on Gowanus Expressway in Brooklyn, New York
Authorities say a driver has been killed when his car was struck by a tire that flew off a private sanitation vehicle on the Gowanus Expressway in Brooklyn.
Police say Robert Martinez was heading east at around 6:40 a.m. Wednesday when the tire came loose from the westbound sanitation vehicle. It went over the center media and smashed his windshield.