Passenger in Porsche dies after being hit by a tire that dislodged from van

A passenger in a $100,000 Porsche died after being struck by a tire that flew off a van and crashed through the windshield of the luxury car on a California freeway.

The freak accident around 5pm Sunday was on the westbound Route 91 near Lincoln Avenue outside Riverside in the suburbs of Los Angeles.

According to the California Highway Patrol, a green Ford Econoline van was eastbound on the 91 Freeway when the front wheel on the left side of the vehicle came off. It traveled over the center divider and express lanes, and slammed into the front windshield of a silver Porsche 911 coupe.

A man riding as a passenger in a Porsche coupe died after being struck by a tire from a passing van on the 91 Freeway near Riverside, California (area pictured above)

A man riding as a passenger in a Porsche coupe died after being struck by a tire from a passing van on the 91 Freeway near Riverside, California (area pictured above)

A man riding as a passenger in a Porsche coupe died after being struck by a tire from a passing van on the 91 Freeway near Riverside, California (area pictured above) 

The tire from the van slammed into the windshield of the silver Porsche 911 coup, which costs on average $100,000 (stock photo)

The tire from the van slammed into the windshield of the silver Porsche 911 coup, which costs on average $100,000 (stock photo)

The tire from the van slammed into the windshield of the silver Porsche 911 coup, which costs on average $100,000 (stock photo) 

The person sitting in the front passenger seat of the Porsche suffered grave injuries and was unresponsive by the time first responders arrived on the scene, reported the Orange County Register.

He was transported to a local hospital, where he later died. Authorities have not released the victim’s name to the public. 

The driver of the luxury car escaped unharmed, and the occupants of the Ford that lost its tire also were unhurt.

As of Tuesday, no charges have been announced in connection with the fatal accident. 

The starting price of a Porsche 911 is about $100,000, and it could go up to $137,000 for certain models.  

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