Skip to comments.Tennessee driver killed by concrete chunk tossed from highway overpass, police say
Posted on 11/21/2018 11:39:31 AM PST by ETL
Police are searching for a suspect in the death of a Tennessee driver killed on Tuesday when a large chunk of concrete came crashing through his windshield.
Joe Shelton Jr., 54, was driving to work early Tuesday morning when the large piece of concrete smashed through his Nissan sports car, hitting the man in the face and sending his vehicle swerving across a Nashville highway, according to police.
Shelton was an employee at a Nissan plant in Smyrna.
Investigators with the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said the concrete was likely tossed from a bridge overlooking the highway, but theres no indication of who threw it, the police department said.
Police said the small vehicle sideswiped a pickup truck and a guardrail before it finally lost momentum.
"The concrete chunk traveled through Sheltons windshield and hit him in the face at approximately 4:54 a.m. as he was driving to work at the Nissan plant in Smyrna," the department said in a statement. "The Nissan then sideswiped a Toyota pickup truck and a guardrail before coming to final rest on I-24s Silliman Evans Bridge."
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Inspectors with the Tennessee Department of Transportation determined that the concrete was not a part of the bridge structure, but more closely resembled a roadside curb, according to the statement.
The department is looking for local surveillance footage and investigating the origin of the concrete for potential clues.
Police are asking anyone who might know where the concrete chunk came from to call their Crime Stoppers line at 615-742-7463 with information.
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Article published today, November 21, 2018
EGAD! That’s horrible.
Just a kid’s prank. No need to get bent out of shape about this...
I’m sure the “teens” won’t do any real time when they’re caught. They never do.
How is this different psychologically from mass shootings?
...offer a reward,they’d sell their mama out....
“Just a kids prank. No need to get bent out of shape about this...”
What an idiotic statement.
These are the actions of people, kids and adults who have no moral compass, thanks to schools, parents, politicians, and media who scorn any judgements of right or wrong, good or evil, virtue or sin.
Just do it. A human life? no big deal. Break windows and loot at an Antifa riot? Great fun. Libel a political opponent? ok for them.
"...concrete chunk tossed from highway overpass..."
I wonder if it’s literally our crumbling infrastructure, and not a malicious prank, given that it’s happened more than once. Are people really finding chunks of concrete lying around, and deciding to carry them to overpasses?
I believe it was sarcasm, Sheldon.
This happens too often.
Catch these punks and bring back the public gallows.
The place he was murdered is very near the projects.
Hunt the perps and put them down like mad dogs.
I wonder if someone threw it or it just fell off a structure? The time it happened is odd, unless kids already have school off for the holiday, and were still out from the night before. Horrible crime if it was people who did it. I’ve dealt with youths rolling tires down a hill onto a highway with no place to pull off. I was luckily I saw them coming down.
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