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Flying tire crash on Route 80 kills Englewood Cliffs man, 77, injures wife

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BEYOND BERGEN: A flying tire that flew over a Route 80 median caused a crash that killed a 77-year-old Englewood Cliffs man and injured his 66-year-old wife in Morris County last night.

Sheldon and Randi Lefkowitz were headed west in Rockaway when the tire hit came off the rear axle of a Dodge Ram and hit their Audi around 7:20 p.m. State Police said.

Lefkowitz lost control of the vehicle car, hitting a pickup hauling a trailer and then a Mercedes Benz before bouncing off a guardrail, they said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

His wife was taken to Morristown Medical Center with injuries that police said weren’t life-threatening.

No charges were immediately filed.

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