A Michigan man who died from accidents sustained after a sandbag was tossed from a freeway overpass had plans to suggest to his girlfriend.
Lillian Diallo, a good friend of 22-year-old Marquise Byrd, stated the younger father was going to pop the query to his girlfriend on his birthday.
“It might have been a shock to her, and solely his mom knew of his plan,” she informed Individuals Journal. “He was robbed of being a married father, a husband taking good care of his household and residing the dream that was virtually in his grasp.”
“In his thoughts, that will have been the best reward he may have gotten on his birthday.”
Byrd died on Friday, a couple of days after 4 teenage boys threw a building sandbag from Interstate 75 in Toledo, onto the automobile he was touring in.
Byrd, who was within the passenger seat, was struck within the head by the heavy bag. The motive force was not injured.
Diallo stated he died on the hospital from blunt drive trauma to the top and neck.
“He was simply in a automobile driving like all of us, not bothering anyone, and the sandbag got here down and got here down on his facet of the automobile,” she informed the journal. “It was robust sufficient to break down the body of the automobile – so assume what it did to the human physique.”
The teenagers, who’re between the ages of 13 and 14, have been charged with homicide following Byrd’s dying.
They denied the fees final week throughout a detention listening to.
The boys are being held with out bail on the Lucas county Juvenile Justice Heart in Toledo. Their identities haven’t been launched as a result of they’re juveniles.
Diallo tells CNN that Byrd will not be buried till Jan. 6 whereas the household waits for individuals to come back into city to “come collectively in fellowship and reminiscence of his life.”