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August 25, 2015: Man Pleads No Contest for Death of Girlfriend While Off-Roading

Ricardo Santiago, Public Information Officer
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A man charged with causing the death of his girlfriend while off-roading near Santa Clarita entered a no contest plea today, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Deputy District Attorney Kaveh Faturechi said Ian James Pike, 29, pleaded to one count of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, without gross negligence in case PA082811.

Pike will face a sentence of three years formal probation, 32 days in county jail, 50 days community labor and alcohol rehabilitation classes at a hearing scheduled for Sept. 21 in Department D of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, San Fernando Branch.

Pike was driving a modified Jeep at Lookout Trail in the Rowher Flats area of Angeles National Forest on Jan. 10 when the vehicle rolled more than 1,000 feet down a steep hill, the prosecutor said. Jacqueline Devon Cork, 25, was killed in the crash, the prosecutor added.

The case was investigated by the California Highway Patrol, Newhall Station.