Meriden Man Sentenced For Deadly 2010 Crash

By: Nick Viviani
By: Nick Viviani

MERIDEN, Kan. (WIBW) -- A Meridan man was sentenced to more than five years in jail after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the commission of a DUI. The charge stemmed from a deadly wreck in March 2010.

On Monday, a judge sentenced Aaron Meade to 62 months behind bars.

He pleaded guilty to the amended manslaughter charge back in April, in exchange for prosecutors dropping additional counts of driving under the influence of alcohol, driving left of center, and unlawfully obtaining and distributing a prescription only drug.

Authories said Meade was driving a pickup north on K-4 Highway when he crossed the center line and collided with a southbound car driven by 50 year-old Neil Highsmith, who died after the crash.

Posted by: Nick Viviani

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