Man Killed When Someone Throws Rock From Overpass

Police say 20 rocks had already been thrown before he came through
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 20, 2017 2:59 PM CDT
Man Killed When Someone Throws Rock From Overpass
Kenneth Andrew White.   (GoFundMe)

An awful story out of Michigan, where a 32-year-old construction worker and father was returning from a work site Wednesday night when the vehicle, which a co-worker was driving, was hit by a large rock. It crashed through the windshield and hit Kenneth Andrew White, killing him, the Detroit News reports. Police say four other drivers hit large rocks on the same stretch of roadway; they believe the rocks were brought to an overpass from another location and then tossed off, MLive reports. They say 20 rocks had been thrown before White and his co-worker came through, ClickOnDetroit reports. They are investigating White's death as a potential homicide.

He leaves behind a fiancee and a 5-year-old son, and his family is mourning his loss. "He was just a great friend, a great family member, and a really great father," says his sister. "He was really loved, and this hurts our family a lot." His fiancee calls White the love of her life, and says it was devastating to tell their son his father was killed while coming home from work. "This guy's got a fiance. He's got a child. 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 undersheriff. "We want to find out who's responsible for this." Police are asking the public for tips. A GoFundMe to raise money for funeral expenses has collected more than $11,000 so far. (Read more accidental death stories.)

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