NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — Nashville police are investigating after they say a chunk of concrete was likely thrown from a bridge, causing a deadly crash on a busy interstate Tuesday morning.
Joe C. Shelton Jr., 54, of Pleasant View was killed when the concrete went through the windshield of his Nissan GT-R sports car on I-24 near downtown Nashville.
Police said the concrete was "likely" thrown from the Shelby Street Bridge.
TDOT said the concrete didn't come from the bridge itself, but more resembled a roadway curb.
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The concrete chunk went straight through Shelton's windshield and hit him in the face at about 4:54 a.m.
He was on his way to work at the Nissan plant in Smyrna when it happened.
Shelton's car then sideswiped a pickup truck and guardrail before coming to a final rest on I-24's Silliman Evans Bridge.
There's no description on the person who could have done this. Police are currently reviewing surveillance video.
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