Pennsylvania Police Investigating After Two Big Rigs Pelted by Rocks
Pike County, PA – Authorities in Pennsylvania are asking for the public’s help in identifying individuals responsible for hurling rocks at semi-trucks, causing thousands in damages to at least two rigs.
Wayne-Pike News was the first to report the Pennsylvania State Police at Blooming Grove (PSP-BG) is investigating a rock-throwing incident that damaged two semi-trucks along Interstate 84 on Sunday.
PSP-BG said both the truckers were traveling eastbound near mile marker 45 around 8:20 p.m. when their rigs were struck by “flung rocks.”
One of the truckers, whose identity has not been released, allegedly told authorities he took note of three young, white males on the side of the road at the time of the incident.
The trucker said he saw two of the boys hurling rocks.
His windshield was cracked as a result of the impact and a fuel line was punctured after a rock slipped under the hood.
The other driver suffered hood damage.
PSP-BG is asking anyone with information about the incident to call (570) 226-5718.
It is unknown if the threat is ongoing, but truckers are urged to use caution in this area.
This is not the first time this stretch of I-84 has had reports of vehicles being intentionally damaged by objects.
Last September, PSP-BG said “projectiles were being shot or thrown from a moving vehicle in the opposing lane of travel” between mile markers 20 and 26, according to local outlet WNBF.
Authorities identified the objects as BB pellets.
In recent days, truckers have seemingly come under heavy attack amid ongoing protests and riots in the U.S.
Thirty year trucking veteran Marcus Sommers told Transportation Nation Network (TNN) in an exclusive interview on Tuesday his semi was hit by multiple bullets while traveling on I-10 in Enon, OH.
Sommers t0ld TNN he always travels with the American flag flying behind his 2001 Peterbilt 379, and surmised that may have been a trigger for his attackers.
Authorities have not yet made any arrests or indicated what might have led to the attack.
Sommers praised local law enforcement and medics in Clark County, OH who arrived on scene to assist after the scary ordeal.
Read more about that incident HERE.