Man, 32, killed by falling rock near overpass on I-75
A 32-year-old Mount Morris man was killed when a large rock crashed through the windshield of a vehicle in which he was a passenger Wednesday night, police said.
The Genesee County Sheriff's Office is investigating the man's death as a "potential homicide," said a statement. On Thursday, police identified the victim as Kenneth Andrew White.
The man was traveling south on Interstate 75 in Vienna Township, near the Dodge Road overpass, when the rock came through the vehicle.
Four other drivers told police that they'd struck large rocks on the roadway. The sheriff's office says it believes the rocks were brought to the overpass from somewhere else.
The construction worker had been returning from a site with a co-worker when their vehicle was struck, said his sister, Alicia Waskoski.
“He loved being a working man,” she said Thursday night. “He liked being outside and throwing a football around, video games and sports.”
Besides his siblings, White — who also has lived in South Carolina — leaves a fiancee and a 5-year-old son.
“He was just a great friend, a great family member and a really great father,” his sister said. “He was really loved, and this hurts our family a lot.”
To help with funeral expenses, White’s family has set up a GoFundMe page. More than $3,300 of an $8,000 goal had been donated by Thursday night.
“I grew up in Mount Morris and I was shocked to hear the tragic news,” one donor wrote. “I'm sure it is of little comfort, but people all over the nation are grieving with you.”
Meanwhile, White’s family is asking anyone who has information about anyone involved in the incident to step forward.
“If this happened to them, they would want somebody behind bars for what they did,” Waskoski said.