Police renew call for tips on rock-throwing incident

Police renew call for tips on rock-throwing incident

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. -- Oregon State Police and the family of University of Oregon student Molly Grabill have renewed their call for information about the late November incident where Grabill was injured by a rock thrown from an overpass.

Grabill, 20, of Poway, California, was driving north on I-5 around 10:40 p.m. on November 26, 2012, when a rock larger than a baseball came down from the Isadore Road overpass at Exit 146, smashing through the driver's side of the windshield and hitting Grabill in the face, Oregon State Police said.

Grabill's passenger, Chris Brewer, grabbed the steering wheel of the 1997 Subaru Legacy station wagon but was unable to control the car. The Subaru went off the road and overturned on the freeway, police said.

Grabill was taken by ambulance to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield for treatment of facial injuries.

The families of the two students increased their reward offer from $1,000 to up to $2,500 in December to seek information provided to OSP that leads to an arrest and conviction in the investigation.

Lt. Doug Ladd of the Oregon State Police says they need anyone who might have information, to call them. "We have been working this case diligently, we have run down every lead we have gotten, and we are in need of some more information," Ladd said. "So, if anybody out there knows anything or thinks they know anything, please give us a call so we can check that out."

Anyone with information about persons or vehicles near the mentioned location around the time of this incident is asked to call OSP Detective Tom Willis at (541) 440-3334 or the OSP Southern Command Center dispatch at (541) 440-3333.