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Raleigh Woman Latest To Report Car Damage Along N.C. Interstates

Posted April 2, 1996

— April 3, 1996, 1:32 p.m. EST

A Raleigh woman is the latest North Carolina interstate driver to have her car damaged by objects thrown from overpasses.

Jennifer Wilson of Raleigh told WRAL-TV5 News reporterMark Robertsthat someone dropped a concrete slab on her Geo Storm Tuesday as she drove south on Interstates 85/40 in Greensboro. The slab was dropped as she passed under the Randleman Road bridge.

"It sounded like an explosion," said Wilson, who was not inured. She said the slab busted the hatchback window of her car.

Police told Wilson it was the third such attack on a motorist at that bridge this week.

Motorists on Interstate 95 in Cumberland and Robeson counties became targets Monday night for similar attacks. Three tractor-trailer drivers reported their vehicles had been pelted with rocks as they drove through the Cumberland County night.

And drivers of cars reported the same kind of damage as they drove on the major highway in Robeson County.

No one was hurt in the attacks.

Throwing objects at moving vehicles is a felony. Authorities ask that anyone with information about the crimes call the Cumberland or Robeson county sheriff's offices


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