Man injured when tire goes through windshield dies

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man who was injured when a wheel came off a tractor trailer and smashed through his windshield on a Northern California freeway has died.

The Sacramento County Coroner's Office says 31-year-old Kyle Hubbard died on Saturday night, eight days after the crash.

Hubbard was traveling northbound on Interstate 5 in the Sacramento area on Feb. 14 when a wheel came off a southbound trailer. It flew across the freeway median and went through his windshield.

California Highway Patrol spokesman Michael Bradley tells the Sacramento Bee (http://bit.ly/1juXWJt) that Hubbard suffered major head trauma. A passenger in his vehicle was not injured.

The crash remains under investigation.

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Information from: The Sacramento Bee, http://www.sacbee.com