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Michigan man dies after being hit by sandbag thrown from I-75 overpass in Toledo

4 teens face assault charge

TOLEDO, Ohio – A 22-year-old man has died after he was struck by a sandbag thrown from an I-75 overpass in Toledo.

Police said Marquise Byrd, of Warren, Mich., was a passenger in the front seat of his friend's vehicle Tuesday night when a sandbag went through the vehicle's windshield.

UPDATE4 teens face additional charges after Michigan man hit by sandbag on I-75 in Toledo dies

Byrd died Friday night, police said.

Police determined the sandbag was thrown onto southbound I-75 from the Indiana Avenue overpass. 

Officers were dispatched at about 10:10 p.m. They found the car on the side of the interstate and Byrd suffering from a head injury. He was transported to St. Vincent Medical Center where he was listed in critical condition. 

4 teens arrested, charged

Toledo police said an investigation revealed four teenagers had been throwing items from the Indiana Avenue overpass onto I-75. One of those items -- a sandbag -- struck Byrd. 

They all are charged with felonious assault. 

Anyone with information on this is asked to call Crime Stoppers -- 800-SPEAK-UP. 

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