A Montgomery man who was involved in a deadly crash last year on I-85 that killed an Auburn student was arrested Tuesday after being indicted by a Lee County grand jury, authorities said.
Robert Anthony Lockwood, 45, was arrested and indicted for manslaughter and is being held on a $30,00 bond at the Lee County Jail, police said.
The accident occurred on Aug. 6, 2018, when vehicles were stopped in traffic because of a separate accident near the 53 mile marker, police said.
Cassidy Meadows, a 20-year-old Auburn Student, was stopped in traffic like everyone else when a tanker truck, driven by Lockwood, struck Meadows' Kia Soul from behind, police said.
The pile-up that resulted from the crash pinned Meadows in the wreckage, authorities said. Authorities said Lockwood "was distracted by an electronic device" while driving, causing him to not break until after striking Meadows' vehicle.
The accident resulted in I-85 being shut down for a number of hours while police investigated, authorities said.
Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes presented the case to a grand jury Tuesday.
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Lockwood was arrested by Houston County authorities as a result of the grand jury's indictment and taken to Auburn for processing, police said.
The case remains under investigation.
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