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4:49 PM, Jan 18, 2011   |    comments
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Thornton Police says 35-year-old Jennifer Marie Durazo was killed in the accident near 144th Avenue on Monday around 4:15 p.m.

According to police, a semi driven by 70-year-old Terry Alan Fink of Toledo, Iowa, was going south on I-25 and lost two of its rear tires. When one of the tires hit the median, that tire went airborne and landed on a Toyota Camry, driven by Durazo, who was in the northbound lanes.

The tire crushed the Camry's roof and police say Durazo was killed by the impact.

The other tire and wheel went off the west side of the highway into the Orchard Town Center parking lot and did not cause any damage or injuries, according to police.

Police say Z Line Ltd. in Toledo, Iowa, owns the semi involved in the accident.

Police are still investigating the accident and have not said if any charges will be filed.

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