Man Charged with Vehicular Homicide

Benton County Prosecutor Andy Miller charges a Kennewick man with vehicular homicide.

According to court documents, Michael Steven Johnson drove a car in a reckless manner, striking and killing 52-year-old Nina Howard.

Court documents state Officer Lee Cooper who reposnded to the scene calculated Johnson was traveling 72 mph in a 40 mph zone.

The accident took place on April 8th near the intersection of Ely and 27th Ave. in Kennewick.

Johnson will be in court for his arraignment June 5th.