By The Associated Press
OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say they’ve arrested a man who was driving a tanker truck full of jet fuel when it crashed into a car and killed an Auburn University student.
A statement from Auburn police says 45-year-old Robert Anthony Lockwood of Montgomery has been indicted on a manslaughter charge in the July 2018 death of 20-year-old Cassidy Meadows.
He was arrested Tuesday, and his bail is set at $30,000.
Police say Lockwood was driving a tanker on Interstate 85 when it rear-ended Meadows’ car.
The statement says an investigation revealed the man was distracted by an electronic device and didn’t apply brakes on the 18-wheeler until it struck the other vehicle.
Court records don’t list a defense attorney who could speak on Lockwood’s behalf.