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Sixteen year old in custody for rock throwing incident that knocked out FedEx truck driver


The Decatur County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) in Indiana has taken a teenager into custody in connection with a rock throwing incident that left a truck driver injured last month.

DCSO says that two minors were identified as suspect in the rock throwing case, according to WRTV. One of the minors, a sixteen year old, was reportedly taken into police custody.

Tips from the public led police to the two minors, DCSO said.

It isn’t clear what charges or other consequences could be ahead for the two minors.

The rock throwing incident took place shortly before 3 a.m. on Sunday, April 23, near Greensburg, Indiana. DCSO responded to westbound I-74 at mile marker 127 and found a FedEx semi truck in the median of the roadway.

When deputies made contact with truck driver Travis Hampton he was semi-conscious with “significant injuries to his head.”

Hampton was airlifted to a nearby hospital.

Hampton later told WRTV that he suffered facial fractures and required 27 stitches.

Hampton’s nine year old daughter was on the truck with him when the rock struck the truck. She wasn’t injured.

Hampton’s daughter was recognized as a “911 Hero” by the Decatur County Communications office for calling for help and providing information on the incident to dispatchers.

“I’m just thankful that my daughter was actually there to call someone because normally I’m out there by myself. Who knows how long I was out there,” Hampton told WRTV.


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