AUBURN, AL (WSFA) - Auburn Police have arrested a 42-year-old man and charged him with vehicular homicide in the death of 17-year-old Virginia F. Jacks, who suffered fatal injuries after an automobile collision on Shug Jordan Parkway following the Auburn football game against Clemson on Sept. 18, 2010.
Michael H. Stanfield of Florence, Ala., is in the Lee County Detention Center where he's being held on a $35,500 bond. The Auburn Police Division arrested him Tuesday on Grand Jury indictments for Vehicular Homicide, Leaving the Scene of an Accident without Rendering Aid, and Improper Turn.
According to Auburn police, witnesses said the male driver of the vehicle that caused the accident came up the ramp to the parkway and turned left into oncoming traffic, causing the vehicle Jacks was riding in to swerve.
The driver of the vehicle in question eventually made his way into the proper lane and drove off while Jacks' vehicle spun out of control and was T-boned by another vehicle coming through the northbound lanes.
Authorities on the scene said Jacks died instantly as a result of the crash.
The victim, a student at Eastwood Christian School in east Montgomery, was less than a mile from the drop off location where she was to take her own car home to Montgomery.