Man Tragically Killed When Teens Allegedly Throw Rock Off Overpass

Oct 22, 2017, 01:10
Man Tragically Killed When Teens Allegedly Throw Rock Off Overpass

A hole in the windshield of a vehicle driven by late Kenneth White on the I-75 in Vienna Township, Mich., on October 18, 2017.

They are investigating the man's death as a homicide. He was pronounced dead after being transported to Hurley Medical Center. The rock smashed through the car's windshield and killed him. It is not yet clear how many teens were in custody and what their ages were.

It happened around 8:30 Wednesday night on I-75 south at Dodge Road in Vienna Township.

His cousin, Jessica Hoover, said she was pleased that people were taken into custody over the death.

"He's on his way back from a hard day's work and out of the blue comes a rock and he loses his life", says the Genesee County undersferiff.

Photos of the scene show a gaping hole in the windshield of a white van with a ladder fastened on top.

Four other vehicles had reported hitting other rocks in the road and had pulled onto the shoulder waiting for police when the fatal accident occured.

Law enforcement sources said the alleged rock-throwers, who were arrested Friday, threw the rock as a prank, WXYZ-TV reported. "Because they obviously ain't got one that they can do something this malicious". The youngest was 5 years old.

L: A hole in the windshield of a vehicle driven by late Kenneth White on the I-75 in Vienna Township, Mich., on October 18, 2017; R: Rocks found on I-75 in Vienna Township, Mich., on October 18, 2017.

There is also a $2,500 reward and tipsters can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-422-5244.

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