Metro-East News

Man killed after his truck’s tire blows out near Nashville

A 30-year-old Addieville man was killed Monday night on Interstate 64 when his truck’s tire blew, causing his truck to crash into a tree and catch fire.

Zachary A. Waltrip was driving eastbound near Nashville in a 2003 Ford truck at about 7:45 p.m. when he crashed, according to an Illinois State Police press release.

Police said the truck’s tire blew, causing the truck to skid off the road and hit a tree. Waltrip was trapped inside the truck, which caught fire.

He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

The interstate did not close during or after the crash.

Kaley Johnson: 618-239-2526, @KaleyJohnson6