Teenagers Who Threw Sandbag From Overpass Charged With Homicide

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4 Ohio teenagers have been charged with homicide after a Michigan man died from accidents he sustained when a sandbag tossed from an overpass crashed by the windshield of the automobile he was in.

The teenagers, who’re between the ages of 13 and 14, had been charged final week with felonious assault after police mentioned they intentionally dropped a development sandbag from Interstate 75 in Toledo.

The bag crashed by the windshield of a automobile the place 22-year-old Marquise Byrd was sitting within the passenger seat.

Byrd died from his accidents at a Toledo hospital on Friday.

Following the loss of life, the teenagers’ prices had been upgraded to incorporate homicide and felony vehicular vandalism, ABC reviews.

The teenage boys haven’t been recognized as a result of they’re juveniles.

“Detectives decided the falling sandbag was not an accident, however a deliberate act and possible trigger to cost the juveniles was established,” the Toledo Police Division mentioned in an announcement.

Byrd, who was engaged and had a one-year-old youngster, was using in his pal’s automobile the night time of the accident.

The driving force pulled over and frantically known as 911. She was not injured.

“I do not know what occurred. My pal, I do not know what occurred he is not shifting. I used to be simply driving beneath the bridge and one thing hit my automobile. He’s not shifting,” she mentioned.

The teenagers denied the fees in opposition to them at a detention listening to on Wednesday. They’re all being held with out bail on the Lucas County Juvenile Justice Middle in Toledo.

In October, 5 teenage boys from Michigan had been charged with second-degree homicide for tossing a six pound rock from the Dodge Street overpass and fatally injuring 32-year-old Kenneth White. The daddy of 4 was using within the passenger’s seat of his pal’s truck when the rock crashed by the windshield. White died from blunt drive trauma. 

The teenagers in that case have pleaded not responsible.

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