Woman says rock smashed through her windshield on I-440


RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – A woman says she was driving from I-440 to I-40 Wednesday when a rock was thrown from the side of the road and through her windshield.

Friday, officials confirmed there were two other reports of rocks being thrown in the same stretch the highway around the same time.

Brenda Hatley was driving on Interstate-440 around 7 p.m. moved to take exit 16 to eastbound Interstate-40.

A rock then smashed through her windshield – hitting her on the shoulder.

“I’m going and all the sudden it’s like, ‘boom!’ A big explosion. And I’m like, ‘holy cow! What happened?'”

Hatley was heavily bruised on her shoulder by the rock.

It wasn’t until she returned home that she found the rock in the back of her car.

“I want them punished. Somebody could have gotten killed, I could have wrecked and killed somebody or get killed myself. It could have hit me in the head,” Hatley said.

CBS 17’s Colleen Quigley spoke with Hatley about her experience.

Friday evening, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol said they received two other calls at the same location on Wednesday at 6:55 p.m. and 6:59 p.m.

Troopers checked the woods nearby but were unable to locate anyone, officials said.  

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