Semi driver injured in rock-throwing incident

A semi driver was seriously injured in Decatur County Sunday morning after a rock was thrown through the windshield of the vehicle.

According to the Decatur County Sheriff’s Department, the incident happened at about 2:54 a.m. Sunday morning on Interstate 74 near the 127 mile marker. When deputies arrived on the scene, the driver was semi-conscious and had serious head injuries. A child of the driver was also in the vehicle but was not injured.

The driver was flown by Stat Flight helicopter to St. Vincent’s Hospital.

The sheriff’s department says that video evidence from the scene has been recovered and is being examined.

If you have any information, you are asked to call the Decatur County Sheriff’s Department at 812-663-8125.