Man Killed In Nashville By Concrete Thrown Off Bridge


photo: Metro Police

photo: Metro Police

Police need your help in the investigation of a terrible incident where a driver was killed when this concrete chunk was thrown off the Shelby Street bridge near Nissan Stadium.  It crashed through the window of 54 yr old Joe Shelton Jr's car on I-24.  Shelton's Nissan GTR crashed, resulting in his death.

photo: Metro Police

photo: Metro Police

Joe Shelton was driving to work at Nissan when the chunk of concrete came through his car window and hit him in the face. His car then struck a pick up truck and a guardrail before coming to a stop.

His employer:

"We are saddened to learn of Joe’s passing. Our deepest sympathies are with his family members, friends and colleagues at this difficult time." - Nissan Group of North America

metro police

metro police

The chuck of concrete, according to TDOT, most likely did not fall from the bridge. It seems to be from a piece of curb and thrown by someone.  Metro cops are reviewing surveillance footage from the area and encourage residents and businesses to check their video for anything that will lead to finding the person responsible. If you saw anything or anyone around 4:54am, please call 615-742-7463.