Vehicular Homicide Suspect Pleads 'Not Guilty'

<p>Israel Evangelista Mena</p>

Israel Evangelista Mena

A Roosevelt man pleads not guilty to charges of vehicular homicide and vehicular assault in Yakima County Court.

21-year-old Israel Mena was arrested in connection to a fatal accident that happened near Mabton around this time last year.

Troopers say Mena tried to make an illegal pass and lost control of his car, ejecting and fatally injuring two passengers -- a third passenger suffered internal injuries and a broken arm.

Troopers say Mena had a blood alcohol level of .17%, more than twice the legal limit.

He will be back in court next month