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Five teens 5 teens charged with murder after man killed by thrown rock from Michigan overpass

October 25, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Five teens 5 teens charged with murder after man killed by thrown rock from Michigan overpass

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Five teens have been charged with second-degree murder in the slaying of a father-of-four from Michigan who was killed by a rock that broke through the windshield of a car.

The teens, who are between the ages of 15- and 17-years-old, have been charged as adults, according to Genessee County Prosecutor David Leyton. He revealed the charges Monday, five days after 32-year-old Ken White was killed on Interstate 75 while riding in the passenger seat of a vehicle.

The teens have been identified as Kyle Anger, 17, and four 15-year-olds: Alexander Miller, Trevor Gray, Mikaydyn Payne and Mark Sekelsky.

All five suspects could face life behind bars for the second-degree murder charge. Each suspect has also charged with conspiring to commit second-degree murder and malicious destruction of property, according to WNEM.

From left to right:” Trevor Gray, Mikadyn Payne, Kyle Anger, Alexander Miller, and Mark Sekelsky

“I don’t think this was deliberate to take somebody’s life. It was a willful and wanton act that resulted in somebody’s death,” Leyton stated while discussing the charges.

White was killed on Wednesday by a six-pound rock that broke through the windshield after a group of teens threw it off an overpass.

The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office said the rock hit the father-of-four in the head when it came smashing through the windshield.

White was immediately unconscious. He was then raced to the Hurley Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries.

Police said the incident took place just before 8:30 pm.

White had four children, and his youngest is five years old. A GoFundMe account was set up to help his family with burial costs

Pictures of the scene revealed a gaping hole in the windshield of a van with a ladder on top. Two large rocks were also discovered on the road.

MLive reported that four other vehicles hit large rocks on the highway.

White left behind a fiancee and four kids. In an interview with WBTV, his fiancee Amy Cagle talked about the heartbreak of telling her five-year-old son that his father had passed away.

“For some senseless act, for it to be a rock, to take him so soon,” she said.

A GoFundMe page was launched for White’s family to help with the funeral expenses.

As of Monday, the page raised about $41,500 of its $50,000 goal.

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