State and local agencies investigates multiple reports of people throwing things at cars
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Indiana State Police are working to track down the people responsible for throwing rocks and bricks at semi-trucks on I-465. Officers say the incident could have been deadly.
Now, we are learning that there are other departments dealing with similar cases.
“It sounded like a big boom, like an impact, like a big shock, it almost sounded like a gunshot hitting the car. Like a big crash,” said Evette Cureton.
Evette says she was driving near Franklin Road and Pendleton Pike in Lawrence when she saw a man wearing a gray hoodie throw a brick and several rocks at her car.
“He was just steady throwing,” said Cureton.
Just missing the seat where her 8 and 10-year-old grandkids were sitting.
“It could have hit me in the face and we could have veered off the road and had an accident and we all could have been gone,” said Cureton.
Cureton and her grandkids were not hurt, but Lawrence Police Deputy Chief Gary Woodruff says her case is just one of a few his department is investigating.
“If somebody is driving down the road and their car is impacted by a projectile object like a rock or brick it is very dangerous,” said Deputy Chief Woodruff. “Even a small item at highway speeds can result in devastating injuries and can be deadly.”
Cureton says the main concern is safety. Worried someone will be hurt or killed if this does not stop.
“That is my biggest fear,” said Cureton.
Police do not have any suspects in custody for the incidents this week, but are continuing their investigation. Police say these suspects will face criminal charges.