A blown tire claimed the lives of two area motorcyclists Sunday on U.S. 231, according to an Alabama State Trooper press release.
Troopers responded to the two-vehicle crash after 46-year-old Columbus resident Jimmy Lee Walker experienced a blowout near the 4.7 mile marker at about 2:55 p.m. The blown tire caused Walker to veer into Phenix City resident Timothy Lewis Rakestraw's 1998 Harley Davidson. Rakestraw was 33 years old, according to the release.
No further information was immediately available.