Several Vehicles Struck By Rocks Along Route 28

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Authorities are investigating after several vehicles were recently struck by rocks and damaged along a busy local roadway.

Authorities say the rocks were thrown at vehicles entering the northbound ramp of Route 28 at Millvale. Drivers didn’t know what hit them.

“I had my windows down, the radio on, the next thing I know I just hear this loud bang,” said Ken Finn, one of the victims. “Honestly, it sounded like a shotgun going off, hitting my window.”

Up to 20 cars were hit by rocks; at least one had its windshield shattered. At the point where they were hit, the cars likely were going close to 50 miles an hour.

“The danger of it is what really got me thinking today,” Finn said. “I have two kids and I could have been with my wife and kids. It could have been a lot worse; somebody could be killed very easily.”

The rocks were thrown from the area of the railroad tracks below the highway. Finn believes there were at least two rock throwers since his car was hit twice in rapid succession.

Both the Shaler and Millvale Police Departments are investigating, but Finn hopes the vandals think about the danger they are causing.

“There’s other things to do out there for fun. I just think messing around on a highway where people are going 50 to 60 miles per hour is a little much,” added Finn. “I think they should think about it pretty hard before they do it again.”

No description of the suspects has been released, but anyone with information on the case is being asked to call the Shaler or Millvale Police Departments.

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  • Anonymous

    good thing no motorcycle riders were riding by

  • johnny69

    They need to make an example out of any dirtball that they catch doing this. People get killed from this. Announce beforehand in the media that anyone caught doing this gets charged with attempted homicide. Think about it, because they are REALLY trying to kill people when they do this.

  • Anonymous

    This occured two days after i had my parked car severely keyed in millvale less than 1/4 mile from this exit ramp, several of my neighbors cars were keyed as well. It seems our vandals have moved on to bigger and better things. They need to be caught and held accountable for the damage they are causing.

  • Concerned

    I agree with johnny69. Attempted homicide should wake this fools up!

  • nadia

    prosecute these potential murderers to the fullest extent of the law….Oh, wait, we have to deal withis pansy-pants judges who may just give them a small fine and a scolding when they should be held accountable for the serious nature of the crimes.

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