Teen charged as adult in I-80 rock throwing incident that severely injured Ohio teacher

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MIFFLINBURG, Pa. -- Another teenager is the fourth person to face adult charges in an Interstate 80 rock-throwing incident in central Pennsylvania that severely injured an Ohio teacher last month.

Keefer Lance McGee, 17, of New Columbia, Union County, was arraigned Monday on charges that include aggravated assault and reckless endangerment.

He’s charged along with three other teens in the July 10 incident in which a large rock was dropped from a bridge over I-80 in Union County,east of Centre County, authorities said.

The rock smashed through a car, causing traumatic injuries to Sharon Budd, 52, of Uniontown, Ohio. Ms. Budd was struck in the face, lost an eye and needed surgery on her brain to reduce the pressure from swelling, her husband, Randy Budd, has said. 

She is in serious condition at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa.

Brothers Brett Lahr, 18, and Dylan Lahr, 17, of New Columbia, also face felony counts of aggravated assault and related charges for their involvement in the incident, police said.


First Published August 5, 2014 6:53 AM


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