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Report: Several teens in custody after rock kills man on I-75

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Several teenagers are in custody, according to Detroit media, after authorities say rocks thrown from a highway overpass smashed a car's windshield and killed a passenger.

The victim was 32-year-old Kenneth White of Mt. Morris.

>>Read more: Officials identify man killed after rock thrown from I-75 overpass<<

Police said he was riding in a vehicle Wednesday night when he was struck in the head by a rock thrown from the Dodge Road overpass in Genesee County's Vienna Township.      

>>Watch: MSP investigating I-75 with drone<<

Our affiliates at WXYZ in Detroit report several teens are in custody in connection with the case, however on Friday the Genesee County Sheriff Robert Pickell refused to comment on any alleged arrests saying it was still a "very active investigation."                       

The sheriff's office said it was flooded with tips following the deadly incident. The department also said Thursday it was narrowing its search to “a specific group of individuals.”

"We have every detective in our office as well as other agencies that are helping us. And we are seeking every lead and we're finding out that we're getting closer and closer to bringing some type of closure to this family," Undersheriff Christopher Swanson said. 

>>Read more: White's fiancee speaks out about loss<<

Crime Stoppers is offering up to $2,500 for information leading to an arrest in the case. 

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help the family pay for White's funeral expenses. 

>>To donate click here<<

Before White and his friend came through the area on I-75, police said 20 rocks had already been thrown. Four other cars had pulled over, and drivers called 911. 

A spokesperson for Mobile Medical Response said one of their rigs were damaged by a piece of rock that was "kicked up" from the road. Minor damage was made to the front bumper, which now needs replacing, the spokesperson said. 

The Michigan Department of Transportation closed southbound I-75 at Vienna Road (M-57) on Friday for about an hour as part of the investigation. The road has since been reopened.

Clio City Police Chief Rick Witham said his department is not involved in the investigation. He said the Clio School District is covered by the Genesee County Sheriff's Department.

A senior at Clio High School said the word around school is a former student may be responsible for White's death.

"I think he graduated last year. Everyone knew him. He drove tractors to school, like a big farming tractor. And so that's how everybody knew him. And when they heard about this and everyone, they just couldn't put it together. He didn't seem like violent or anything," the student said.

Stay with TV5 as we continue to gather more details. 

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