GUILTY TN - Barbara Weimer, 69, killed by rock thrown from overpass, Knox Co., 24 May 2004

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  1. sariebell

    sariebell Artsy Fartsy

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    http://www.wbir.com/News/news.asp?ID=18259

    I went to school today for the next to last day for teachers to report. I had heard about the story on the news while I was getting ready, but little did I know that it had hit so close to home. It turns out one of the teachers in my school was the driver of the mini van that was struck by the rock and the victim was her mother! I cry just thinking about poor Malissa and her whole family that was travelling along in their van coming home from a family member's graduation. What must be done to stop such heartless acts? The police are really trying to pin down the driver of the white or offwhite van that was spotted by a trucker who dodged a rock shortly before the fateful incident.

    Hug your loved ones and hold them tight. You just never know what lies around the bend...
     
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  3. MysteryMomma

    MysteryMomma Inactive

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    There was a news story about rocks or other objects being thrown off over passes and killing people, I think in NJ. A father who lost his daughter is trying, or maybe has passed a law, that all overpasses have special fencing that makes it nearly impossible to throw objects at the cars below.
     
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    ShowerSinger New Member

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    There was a University of Alabama professor, travelling n south Florida who was killed when some vermin threw a concrete block off an overpass. Luckily, they were caught, and convicted. Still, something must be done to prevent this. Push this legislation through!
     
  5. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    From January 2008:

    http://www.knoxnews.com/news/local-news/rock-ruling-lessens-sentence

    From November 2010:

    http://www.knoxnews.com/news/local-news/driver-in-fatal-case-gets-break

     

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