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Cinder Block Hits Car on I-5

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CRESWELLL, Ore. — A woman is still recovering after a cinder block came crashing through her window on I-5 Sunday morning.

Oregon State Police are still trying to figure out who is to blame.

Traffic below the overpass in Creswell typically travels around 65 miles per hour, which is why police say whoever threw a cinder block from the overpass could have killed someone.

Michael Becker says around 4:30 a.m. Sunday, he and his family were driving home to Washington from a vacation in southern California when they heard a loud bang. He pulled over and noticed something hit his wife Tiffany. Police then discovered someone threw a cinder block over the fence on the overpass, striking the car.

“I never thought anyone would do something like that. It could kill somebody, and then it’s not funny,” Becker said.

“This is not the first time you know it’s beyond me why somebody would throw anything off an overpass to hit a vehicle,” said Sgt. Alan Gilbert, Oregon State Police.

Tiffany received 10 stitches in her chin at Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend and was then released. A piece of glass cut her eye, and her left shoulder is badly bruised.

Police say they’ve received information that four young people on bikes and skateboards were on the overpass at the time a cinder block was thrown, but they haven’t tracked them down yet. Anyone with information is asked to call Oregon State Police.

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