Police have arrested an El Paso, Texas, man whose tractor-trailer struck and killed a Sandy Springs woman 15 days ago.
Rosario Velez, 44, was making a phone call from the emergency lane on westbound I-285 at Riverside Drive when her minivan was hit by the 18-wheeler. Sandy Springs police said the driver, Joseph Leon Golden, 43, crossed over into the emergency lane. The collision, which caused bout 15 gallons of diesel to leak from the truck's fuel tanks, halted all westbound traffic for more than an hour.
Golden, charged with a lane violation and second-degree vehicular homicide, is being held at the Fulton County Jail on $5,500 bond. His first court appearance is set for Wednesday morning unless he posts bail.
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