01/08/18 – 6:16 P.M.
ODOT is looking to require fencing at overpass construction sites after a Michigan man was killed with a sandbag. The Lima News reports that the department is drafting a new rule to require temporary fencing when workers remove permanent barriers. It will also require all overpasses to have fencing installed.
ODOT Spokesman Matt Bruning told the newspaper, “There shouldnt be any period of time where there isnt any fencing.
The rules follow the death of 22-year-old Marquise Byrd after four teens allegedly threw the sandbag off an overpass onto I-75 near Toledo. It struck the car he was in, smashing through the windshield. The teens are charged with murder and vehicular vandalism.