The trial for a motorist charged with killing a pedestrian crossing a busy Kennewick street has been delayed to Nov. 17.
Michael S. Johnson waived his right to a speedy trial for the vehicular homicide case.
Johnson is accused of driving at least 72 mph on the posted 40 mph street when he hit Nina Howard.
Howard, 52, was pronounced dead by Kennewick paramedics. She was not in a crosswalk when crossing West 27th Avenue, west of the Ely Street intersection.
Police concluded that the collision would not have occurred had Johnson "been traveling more slowly" so he could have stopped his 1966 Chevy Nova in time, court documents said.
Johnson initially told police he was driving between 35 and 40 mph, then later admitted he was over the speed limit but didn't know how much because his speedometer wasn't working, documents said.
The vehicular homicide charge is for driving in a reckless manner and/or with disregard for the safety of others, causing Howard's death.
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