Man injured, four arrested, when dropped pumpkin crashes through semi cab

MARION COUNTY — A Florida man driving semi-truck on Interstate 57 early Friday morning was taken to Salem Township Hospital for injuries he suffered when a large pumpkin dropped from an interstate overpass crashed through the top of his truck and struck him in the head.

Four individuals, including 15 and 17-year-old juveniles, were taken into custody in connection with several pumpkins reportedly dripped from I-57 overpasses between Salem and Kinmundy Friday morning.

Deputies ultimately arrested 23-year-old Cassidy Hunter, of Alma, and 18-year-old Alexander See, of Odin, along with the two juveniles.

They’ve been charged in Marion County Court with felony vehicular endangerment and felony criminal damage to property, as well as with misdemeanor criminal damage to property in connection with mailboxes that were smashed in the area. Bail for See was set at $75,000 and at $15,000 for Hunter.

The driver of the semi, 53-year-old Floyd Bellinger received stitches for a head wound reportedly suffered in the incident.