Michigan man hit by sandbag thrown from Toledo overpass dies from injuries

Posted at 9:34 AM, Dec 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-23 13:39:20-05

A Warren man hit by a sandbag off a Toledo overpass on Tuesday died from critical injuries.

Marquise Byrd, 22, died in a Toledo-area hospital following a critical injury sustained Tuesday evening.

Byrd was the front seat passenger in a vehicle traveling southbound on Interstate 75 through Toledo when a construction sandbag crashed through the windshield, striking him.

Sean Carter, age 14, William Parker, age 14, Pedro Salinas, age 13, and Demetrius Wimberly, age 14, appeared in Lucas County Juvenile Court Wednesday morning on Felonious Assault charges, but now face additional charges after Byrd’s death.

The four juveniles were observed by officers leaving the area of the Indiana Avenue I-75
overpass after the vehicle, in which Byrd was traveling, was struck.

Detectives determined the falling sandbag was not an accident, but a deliberate act and probable cause to charge the juveniles was established.

Detectives continue to seek additional evidence in this case and anyone with information is
urged to call Crime Stoppers at (419) 255-1111.