One person was airlifted to Tacoma General Hospital after a car blew a tire Tuesday on Interstate 5 in Chehalis, according to the Washington State Patrol.
Two vehicles were northbound on the freeway just after 5 p.m. when one vehicle blew its right rear tire, causing it to strike the concrete median.
That vehicle, a Ford Explorer driven by a 30-year-old Longview man, then lost the tire, and veered back into northbound traffic. It rolled across two lanes before it was halted by the metal guardrail on the right shoulder.
A 27-year-old Longview man, who was a passenger in the Explorer, was injured in the crash and airlifted to Tacoma. The driver was not injured, but was charged with driving without insurance, and the car was totaled.
A second vehicle, a Nissan Versa driven by a 37-year-old Seattle woman, struck the stray tire in the left lane. That driver was not injured.