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Man struck by a sandbag thrown out of Ohio overpass died

TOLEDO, Ohio – Police say a man was critically hurt after a sandbag thrown by a boy on an Ohio interstate overpass smashed through a car windshield and died.

A Toledo police spokesman says the 22-year-old Marquise Byrd, of Warren, Michigan, died Friday in a hospital. He received serious head injuries when he was struck Tuesday night while sitting in the passenger seat of a car traveling on Interstate 75.

Three 14-year-old boys and a 13-year-old boy was charged Wednesday with felonious assault in the Lucas County juvenile court. Toledo police spokesman Sgt. Kevan Toney says they now face additional charges after Byrd’s death.

The police arrested the boy after seeing them leave the area in the vicinity of the viaduct.

An assistant county prosecutor, has said that other cars were hit by objects thrown from the overpass of the night.

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