Tennessee Man Killed After Concrete 'Likely' Thrown Over Bridge Hits His Car: Police

Metro Nashville Police Department
Metro Nashville Police Department

Police said they are investigating the case but have not identified a suspect.

A man was killed after a concrete slab smashed into his windshield Tuesday in Tennessee. 

Joe Shelton Jr., 54, was driving east on Interstate 24 when a “chunk of concrete,” which was likely thrown from the Shelby Avenue Bridge, went through the windshield of his Nissan, the Metro Nashville Police Department said in a statement. 

The concrete piece hit Shelton as he was driving to work, leading him to lose control of his car, authorities said.

Police said the concrete didn’t appear to come from the bridge but “resembled a roadway curb.”

Authorities are investigating the case but do not currently have any suspects. 

This is one of a few cases of people being killed by objects thrown off bridges in recent years.

A Michigan dad, Kenneth White, was killed in October 2017 when a rock was thrown through onto windshield on his way to work. Five teens were charged with murder in connection with the incident. One pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and four pleaded guilty to manslaughter earlier this year.

Anyone with information on the Tennessee case is being asked to call Crime Stoppers at (615) 742-7463.