Update 12/8/10

New details on the investigation of a fan motor thrown over an overpass in McMinn County.

A reward fund in the investigation has grown to 12 thousand dollars!

The fan motor hit the windshield of a bus carrying Lee University singing group, the "Voices of Lee."

The bus driver was treated at the hospital for injuries.

The Cleveland Daily Banner reported Tuesday it joined the sheriff's office in starting the reward fund, in hopes of finding the people responsible.


CLEVELAND, TN. (AP/WRCB) - McMinn County authorities may post a reward to flush out information about who dropped an electric motor from an Interstate 75 overpass.

A tour bus carrying the Voices of Lee choral group from Lee College was struck by the hurled object Sunday night, slightly injuring the driver, Shelton Lewis.

Group director Danny Murray says it was amazing that Lewis held the bus on the road and safely stopped it. Murray said students sitting 25 feet back from the front of the bus had  broken glass in their clothing.

McMinn County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Matt Blair said Tuesday that his office hopes to find funds to offer a reward.

Deputies and the Tennessee Highway Patrol Criminal Investigation Division are investigating the crime.