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Drivers startled after rocks shatter windshields

Posted at 12:27 PM, Dec 31, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-31 17:35:12-05

Canton police received several reports Wednesday of objects, possibly rocks, being thrown at cars driving on U.S. Route 30. 

However, police are not sure if the rocks were tossed or kicked up after a truck lost its load.

Five reports were made to Canton police on Wednesday.

One woman told police an unknown juvenile threw rocks at her car and damaged her front windshield as she was driving on U.S. 30 westbound near Harrison Avenue. 

Another report said two white men caused damage to a car by throwing rocks at it in the same area. 

The other three reports stated an unknown suspect in the same area threw an unknown object at the cars, causing damage. 

Canton Police Chief Bruce Lawver said when officers responded to the area there was a large debris field that included rocks, along the road.

After questioning victims, he said none of the victims actually saw people throwing the rocks.

Police said it's possible a truck may have lost its load along the highway, and the rocks were kicked up by vehicles before striking windshields.

Lawver said the detectives and accident reconstruction officers are keeping their options open, but at this point, they're not sure exactly how the cars were damaged.

"We're taking this very seriously. In regard to how this happened, it's an extremely dangerous situation. This could've caused someone their life or serious injury," Lawver said.

Police asked if anyone witnessed items being thrown at cars or a truck losing its load Wednesday on RT 30 to contact the Canton Police Department. 

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