Drunk Driver To Be Sentenced For Deadly Crash

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (CBS4)– A Colorado teenager who pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter in the deadly crash that claimed the lives of two women will be sentenced on Monday, nearly a year after the crash.

Taden Jones, 19, took a plea deal at the Arapahoe County Courthouse in Centennial in January. Jones was driving when he struck and killed Carolyn Burton and Gayle Buckwalter in April 2016 in a drunk driving crash.

Taden Jones (credit: Arapahoe County)

Taden Jones (credit: Arapahoe County)

The plea could result in a 24-year prison sentence for Jones.

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Carolyn Burton and Gayle Buckwalter (credit: CBS)

Carolyn Burton and Gayle Buckwalter (credit: CBS)

Jones is expected to make an official apology at his sentencing hearing, and will also then give the families letters he wrote long ago which explain his remorse.

 

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