An Indiana 18-year-old charged in the death of a Pennsylvania truck
driver earlier this year was scheduled to appear in an Indiana court Tuesday,
Dec. 6, and plead guilty to one felony count of overpass mischief.
Bobby Roberts of Indianapolis was arrested in April and charged with
throwing a piece of concrete over an overpass onto Interstate 70 in
The concrete struck the truck of Richard Rodriguez, crashing through
the windshield and landing on his chest. Rodriguez was able to stop the truck
and crashed. He died two days later of his injuries.
The charge pending against Roberts usually carries a maximum penalty of
20 years, but that was lowered to 15 as part of the plea agreement, according
to The Indianapolis Star. Roberts
could also face a fine of up to $10,000.
Roberts has been in jail since his arrest in April.