Teens Charged With Murder In Death Of Man Hit By Sandbag

Toledo teens enter denial to murder charge in sandbag killing

New information Thursday morning on the four teenagers charged in the death of a MI man who was hit by a sandbag while riding in a vehicle on I-75 in Toledo last week.

Four boys, three of them 14 years old and one 13, were taken into custody not far from the overpass.

The investigation escalated this week because just before Christmas, the victim died at the hospital from blunt force trauma to the face, head, and neck, according to doctors.

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

Olender said it was unlikely any of the four teenagers would be tried as adults; OH state laws don't allow for 13-year-olds to be tried this way and the children lacked significant criminal records, she said.

Around 10 p.m. last Tuesday, a woman was driving with her friend, Byrd, under an overpass when something came crashing through the passenger-side windshield. "Something hit my vehicle and hit my friend".

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The emergency dispatcher asked the frantic driver if she knew what had hit Byrd.

The teens were initially charged with felonious assault, and murder charges were later added after Byrd succumbed to his injuries.

Six days before Christmas, four kids thought it would be a delicious prank if they threw stuff off a freeway overpass and onto traffic.

"No, my windshield is, like, smashed up". An attorney representing one of the boys charged said her client understands the seriousness of the charges against him. "Young, energetic, outgoing, lovable", King said about Byrd.

Five Clio area teens, ages 15-17, have been charged with second-degree murder in White's death.

Byrd leaves behind a 2-year-old son and was engaged to be married, CBS wrote. They face up to life in prison if convicted.

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