Vehicular Homicide Suspect Enters Plea

A Kennewick man charged with vehicular homicide pleads not guilty today in Benton County Superior Court.

Prosecutors say Michael Johnson was allegedly driving recklessly when he struck and killed 52-year-old Nina Howard on April 8th.

Court documents indicate an officer calculated Johnson was traveling 72 miles per hour in a 40 mile per hour zone when the accident took place near the intersection of Ely and 27th Avenue in Kennewick.

Johnson will be back in court on July 17th.