Flying tire injures Wtown man

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By Bryan Marshall

A 34-year-old Williamstown man suffered life-threatening injuries June 16 after a dislodged wheel hit the hood and windshield of his vehicle.

In what authorities are calling “an unusual accident,” Sandra Slater, 41, of Saint Albans, West Virginia, was driving a 1996 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck southbound on Interstate 75 in Boone County around 1:05 p.m. when the left front wheel came off the truck.

The wheel bounced over the dividing wall and hit a northbound 2004 Chevrolet Silverado on the hood and windshield driven by Michael Ramey of Williamstown. Ramey’s passenger, 33-year-old Alesha Monk, also of Williamstown, was able to bring the truck to a safe stop after the collision.

Ramey was transported by medical helicopter to University Hospital in Cincinnati with reported life-threatening injuries.
Monk experienced minor injuries, but declined treatment, according to police.

The collision is being investigated by the Boone County Sheriff’s Office Accident Reconstruction Unit.

A Facebook page, “Prayers for Michael Ramey,” has been created for those wanting to express their thoughts and prayers to Ramey and his family.

Ramey works for the water department for the City of Williamstown.
Donations by cash or check can be made payable to Michael Ramey and mailed to the attention of Tisha Woodyard at PO Box 167, Dry Ridge, KY 41035.

Donations for an upcoming silent auction can be dropped off at the A Plus Storage office located at 15005 Business Blvd. in Dry Ridge, next to Dana Corp from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or by calling Woodyard at 859-393-2439 for pickup.