Family still searching for answers one month after man killed by falling concrete

Posted at 10:19 PM, Dec 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-19 23:51:07-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — One month after a falling piece of concrete killed Joe Shelton, his family is still searching for answers.

On Nov. 20, Joe Shelton was driving to work on Interstate 24 when a 23-pound piece of concrete fell onto his car. The slab crashed through his windshield and killed Shelton. Police said somebody may have thrown the chunk of concrete off the Shelby Avenue overpass and onto the Interstate, but investigators said nobody has come forward claiming they saw that happen.

"It's very hard for all of us, especially with the holidays coming," Kim Shelton, Joe's wife, said. "I think every day gets a little bit harder not knowing what happened."

"We're really leaning on each other as a family, we're leaning on each other to help because that's what our father would want," Jacob Shelton, Joe's son, said.

Over the weekend, a new push for answers debuted. The family put up billboards near the scene of the crash, hoping to learn more about what happened. The electronic billboards include a picture of Joe Shelton, details of the crash and information about a $10,000 reward for more information.

"We're just hoping that anybody who has any information will see that and potentially come forward, so we can have justice and closure for our family," Zach Shelton, Joe's son, said.

"I think it's the biggest thing that could happen for us," Kim Shelton added.

If you know anything about the incident, you are encouraged to call Metro Nashville Police Department's Crimestoppers at 615-74-CRIME