Tire breaks loose, causes 1-10 crash

A lost wheel from a semitruck struck an SUV, which crashed into a median on Interstate 10 Wednesday morning.

The Department of Public Safety reported Wednesday morning that a semitruck was heading east on the Interstate 10 when it appeared to lose one of its wheels.

The wheel struck a Jeep Cherokee, which caused the SUV to crash into the median. Officials said the Jeep driver was unconscious and taken to an area hospital.

There was no more information on his condition.

The HOV and left lanes had been blocked off on the westbound I-10 at 35th Avenue.