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Man dies in freak runaway wheel incident

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By The Staff

One man was killed and another seriously injured Monday morning when a tire came off a vehicle traveling northbound on U.S. Highway 41, went airborne topped a 6-foot chain link fence and struck Ivan J. Sandquist, 33, of Williston, killing him instantly.

Williston Police Chief Dennis Strow said the accident occurred a little after 9 a.m. at Absolute Auto Body on N.W. 10th Ave. 

James E. Fender, 45, of Williston also sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to Shands Hospital in Gainesville.


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