It’s been almost one year since a man was killed along I-24 after a large piece of concrete crashed into windshield.

The family of the victim has placed banners in hope of finding a person responsible.

The banners are placed at the intersection of Shelby Avenue and Interstate Drive.

Near where Shelton lost his life.

Joe Shelton Jr. was driving down I-24 to go to work at Nissan’s plant in Smyrna around 4:50 AM November 20th.

That’s when a large piece of concrete violently came through his window, causing him to crash.

“It’s a tragic death. An individual was going to work that morning traveling on a route that he traveled every morning and tragically lost his life,” said Detective Brian Brown with Metro Nashville’s Central Precinct.

Police said there one thing about this case making it difficult to gather leads.

“There’s not very many people out on the street that time of morning to witness it to identify this individual,” said Detective Brown.

Police are hoping surveillance footage of a man at the Exxon convenience store and the banners will trigger someone to be able to identify him.

“There’s a person that we had on video surveillance walking from the bridge approximately a minute after what we believe to be the incident and we would like to get information on his identity.”

There is a $10,000 reward leading to an arrest and conviction of whoever might be responsible. is now with you on the go! Get the latest news updates and video, 4WARN weather forecast, weather radar, special investigative reports, sports headlines and much more from News4 Nashville.

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Alexandria Adams joined the News4 team as a reporter in October 2017.

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