Woman killed by rock thrown off motorway bridge

Police believe the crime was premeditated and are investigating it as murder

A German woman lost her life in the early hours of Sunday after the car she was travelling in was hit by a 30-kilo rock tossed from a bridge onto the motorway below.

The police are investigating the incident as a murder case. They believe one or more adults were involved in the crime, which took place near Kildebjerg, Funen at around 4 am yesterday.

“We consider this as murder and attempted murder, because when you throw such heavy rocks down on cars that are driving at such speeds, it must have occurred to you that someone could die,” Michael Lichtenstein, the police commissioner from Funen Police, told DR Nyheder.

The woman, 33, was part of a German family from Dortmund on their way across Funen to Jutland. Her husband sustained serious injuries and is currently in hospital, while the couple’s six-year-old child was unharmed.

READ MORE: UPDATE: Police hold suspect in conncection with attack on female jogger in Copenhagen

Happened in Jan
The police contend that because of the weight of the rocks tossed off the bridge, it’s not the work of unruly 10 to 12-year-olds and the crime was premeditated.

It’s not the first time that items have been thrown off the very same motorway bridge. On January 31, the police received reports that someone had tossed rocks down onto cars passing below, although no-one was seriously injured.

The police urge anyone who has any information regarding the case to call them on 114.