Driver struck by concrete tossed from highway overpass is killed

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A motorist was killed Tuesday on an interstate highway in Nashville when a chuck of concrete thrown from an overpass crashed through his windshield and hit him in the face, according to a report.

Joe Shelton Jr., 54, of Pleasant View, Tennessee, was on I-24, driving past the Shelby Avenue Bridge in downtown Nashville, when he was killed around 5 a.m., according to Fox 17 Nashville. His Nissan GT-R sports car came to a stop after sideswiping a pickup truck and a guardrail, the station reported.

Nashville police said they were investigating. Shelton was driving to work at the Nissan plant in Smyrna at the time.

"We are saddened to learn of Joe’s passing,” Nissan said, according to the station. “Our deepest sympathies are with his family members, friends and colleagues at this difficult time."

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