Teen pleads not guilty to vehicular manslaughter

Teen pleads not guilty to vehicular manslaughter
Posted at 2:25 PM, May 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-28 16:28:08-04

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) -- A Pocatello teen driver has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of vehicular manslaughter in the March death of a motorcyclist.

Eighteen-year-old Clayton Scott was charged in early May, two months after 50-year-old Darrell Garza died in a motorcycle crash.

At the time of the March 7 crash, police initially believed Garza lost control of his motorcycle and crashed.

According to court documents, the video shows Scott driving on March 7 when he allegedly failed to yield to oncoming traffic, causing Darrell Garza to lock the brakes on his motorcycle in an attempt to avoid a collision. Garza struck his head on the pavement. He was not wearing a helmet.

Scott pleaded not guilty on Wednesday. His next court hearing is in June.