Fatal Crash

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) A 25-year-old northeast Kansas man has been charged in head-on crash that killed a Topeka man in 2010.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Aaron Emerson Meade, of Meriden, is charged with involuntary manslaughter while driving under the influence after a crash in March 2010 that killed Neil L. Highsmith, 50.

Shawnee County District Court records show Meade was charged Nov. 15. He was booked into the Shawnee County jail Thursday, where he was being held on a $50,000 cash or surety bond.

Lee McGowan, chief of staff for the county district attorney’s office, said he couldn’t comment on the case or why it took more than 3.5 years to file charges.