Family of driver killed by concrete block offers $5,000 reward

Posted at 6:05 PM, Nov 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-28 23:14:41-05

The family of a man killed when a piece of concrete smashed through his windshield has offered a $5,000 reward in the case.

Police initially said someone "likely threw" the chunk of concrete over the Shelby Avenue Bridge. It hit Joe Crockett Shelton Jr.'s windshield, killing him, while he was driving on Interstate 24.

Driver killed after concrete goes through windshield; police say ‘likely thrown'

After scientists at the MNPD crime laboratory examined the 23lb. concrete block for evidence last week, detectives this week are having the concrete chunk analyzed by experts to determine its material composition in an effort to ascertain from where it originated.  

TDOT bridge inspectors advised officers on the morning of the incident that the concrete was not a part of the Shelby Avenue Bridge structure, but more closely resembled a concrete curb.

It has not been definitively determined how the concrete went through Shelton’s windshield.          

Anyone with information that leads to the identification and conviction of a person or persons responsible for Shelton’s death is eligible for the $5,000 reward posted by the family by calling Nashville Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.  Crime Stoppers is also offering an additional reward of up to $1,000.