Driver who killed Cadet in car crash handed four year prison sentence

He will serve half of his sentence in custody and half on licence

The driver behind the wheel of the white van that crashed into rapper Cadet‘s taxi, killing him last year, has been sentenced to four years and eight months in prison.

After previously pleading guilty to dangerous driving, Jordan Birch, 23, was sentenced earlier today. Birch will serve half of his sentence in custody and half on licence.

Appearing in Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court, Birch has also been banned from driving for two years and will have to take an extended test in order to get his license back.


Rapper Cadet, real name Blaine Cameron Johnson, died in a car crash last year whilst on his way to a gig in Staffordshire. He was 28-years-old.

Cadet was a passenger in a taxi when a collision occurred in the early hours of the morning on February 9, 2019.

The news was revealed by Cadet’s family in a post on Instagram. The statement read: “We The Family of Blaine Cameron Johnson otherwise known as Cadet…would like to share the sad news that during the early hours of 9th February 2019 he passed away as a passenger in a taxi, en route to a performance.

“Right now we the family appreciate your patience and we will share with you any information as and when we can.”

Following Cadet’s death, Krept paid a moving tribute to the late rapper by releasing the full video for the track ‘Last Letter To Cadet’.


Ahead of a special gig which was held in Cadet’s honour at London’s O2 Brixton Academy on March 2, Krept shared the full eight-minute video. In the accompanying caption, the artist wrote: “Rest In Perfect Peace Cuz, I Love You”.

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