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It's Vehicular Manslaughter for Two Orange County Men

A motorcyclist from the city of Orange pleaded guilty to felony vehicular manslaughter charges last week in an Orange County court.

Blaise Aaron Meadows, 21, was accused of riding his motorcycle with a suspended license and driving at excessive speeds. He was charged with one count of felony vehicular manslaughter after crashing into the back of an Alpha Romeo, killing the driver.

According to police Meadow was riding at more than 100 mph with another person when he crashed into Andrew Parker's vehicle. Parker had to be extracted from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene from blunt force trauma. Parker was taken to the hospital with injuries.

Meadows' sentencing has been scheduled for July 30.

The other man Meadows was riding with, 25-year-old Daniel Cody Burkett, fled the scene of the accident. He was charged with vehicular manslaughter by unlawful act and with gross negligence, reckless driving, and he faces enhanced sentencing for leaving the scene of the accident.  He is scheduled to be arraigned February 16.

Experienced OC Defense You Can Trust!

Vehicular manslaughter is one of the most serious offenses a person can face. If you were charged with vehicular manslaughter in connection with DUI, reckless driving, or even simple negligence, you can trust an Orange County criminal defense attorney at the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry to protect your rights and aggressively defend you against your charges. Our goal is to provide you with dedicated representation and aggressive defense to ensure you have the best possible chance of securing a successful outcome to your case.

If you are interested in speaking with an attorney about the defense services offered at our firm, please contact the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry today!