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4 Ohio teens sentenced to youth treatment center in I-75 sandbag death

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A Michigan man died after a sandbag smashed into a car windshield and hit him on I-75 near Toledo in December. Four teenagers were arrested after throwing rocks and sandbags from a highway overpass.

A judge sentenced four teenagers to a program at a youth treatment center for throwing rocks and sandbags onto I-75 near downtown Toledo and killing a Michigan man.

Police say the boys were all 13 or 14 years old when they were arrested in December.

One sandbag smashed through a car windshield and hit 22-year-old Warren resident Marquise Byrd. He later died.

The boys apologized to Byrd’s relatives in juvenile court Friday, but the family called the sentence too light.

The judge said the treatment program could help change the boys’ behavior better than juvenile detention.

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