Flint overpass rock-throwing long been a problem
Police say the recent death of a vehicle passenger after teenagers allegedly threw rocks from a Flint area overpass is just one of many cases in the past four decades where people hurl debris from area bridges. Five teenagers have been charged with second-degree murder in connection to throwing rocks off the Interstate 75 overpass that led to 32-year-old Kenneth White's death this month.
The Flint Journal reports that police say a catwalk over Interstate 475 has historically been a site where people will throw asphalt, rocks and other items at cars. They say the suspects were often children.
The events date back about four decades ago to when a woman campaigned for screens on overpasses after she had to swerve to avoid a concrete block heaved over a bridge.